|Subject:||Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] using USRP to get scattering parameters|
|Date:||Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:04:50 +0100|
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to be completely honest, at this point it might really be better to point you at a lecture on transmission line and antenna theory. We really don't often do that, but it's not much use that we explain to you how a network analyzer works, if you're the one who wants to build one. I'm also not very optimistic that I could explain the operational principle of a network analyzer, S matrices, directional couplers, isolators, calibration fixtures … better than a textbook. A network analyzer is a complex device, and the math involved for the estimation of the S-Matrices isn't really stuff for a mailing list email.
Basically: Consider this system:
I colored all the components that you could implement using a single B210 USRP in green, and what you'd have to implement on your computer in orange. Coincidentially, all the green parts would be the parts that need calibration. Everything that is neither orange nor green will need to be designed, built, analyzed and calibrated by you:
On 15.12.2015 18:35, Yan Huang wrote:
Hi, I mean S-parameters in wireless network. How can I use directional couplers in wireless network to do this? Thanks a lot, Yan From: address@hidden [mailto:address@hidden] On Behalf Of Marcus D. Leech Sent: 15 December 2015 17:16 To: address@hidden Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] using USRP to get scattering parameters On 12/15/2015 11:31 AM, Yan Huang wrote: Hi all, I have tried to use USRP B210 and GNUradio to send and receive signal, and now I want to get the network's scattering parameters. But I don't know how to get them using the software. Is there anybody can give me some advice? Thanks in advance. Yan You mean S-parameters, such as you'd get from an RF network analyser? You need extra hardware to do that--directional couplers for measuring forward and reflected power, etc. This message and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to me, and immediately delete it. Please do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment. Any views or opinions expressed by the author of this email do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nottingham. This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses which could damage your computer system, you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation.
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