Microsoft Excel Based S-parameter Device Analysis Software

Report No. ARL-TR-5339
Authors: Brianna Murphy, Ali Darwish, and Thomas Farmer
Date/Pages: September 2010; 16 pages
Abstract: When collecting S-parameter data from a 2-port measurement device, such as a vector network analyzer (VNA), it is typically necessary to view this data on a computer other than the VNA for use in design or analysis of the measured device. To graphically view S-parameter data on a standard Microsoft Windows-based computer requires proprietary software, which typically requires licensing or installation. In an effort to eliminate the need for such proprietary software, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with built in macro software has been developed at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to read in and plot S-parameter data collected from a VNA. This technical report discusses the use, the design, and provides a listing of this macro-based software.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2010