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|Understanding your options for making precise, in-field power measurements
Issue: KIPiS 2013 #6
Precise power measurements are critical to ensuring the performance and compliance of modern communication and radar systems. While there are certainly a large number of options available for making these measurements, each comes with its own set of trade-offs. For field measurements, use of a tuned receiver like the FieldFox spectrum analyzer with built-in CPM offers users better sensitivity, a higher dynamic range, short measurement times, and no warm-up time, with only slightly reduced measurement accuracy as compared to a power sensor.