RF power meter using bruene-type coupler

Patent No. 8,990,037

Issued: March 24, 2015
Filed: April 26, 2012
Term Extension: 424 days

Inventor: Pannone; Louis V. (Manalapan, NJ)


A measurement system, for use in RF power measurements, allows an arbitrary Bruene-type RF coupler to be calibrated at a number of different power levels and frequencies with an idealized transfer function being created for each calibration power point. Following calibration, when the coupler is used in an operational (measurement) mode, the DC voltage corresponding to the present power measurement is read, and the discrete idealized transfer functions generated during the power and frequency calibration phases are used to determine a best fit idealized transfer function, which is used in conjunction with the exact DC voltage being measured to create a highly accurate power measurement.

Reference to Related Applications

This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/480,533, filed Apr. 29, 2011, entitled "RF Power Meter that can accurately measure power using any Bruene-type coupler". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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