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FieldFox Handheld Analyzers Education Series
Calibration and Alignment Techniques for Precise Field Measurements
Date: November 28, 2012
Time:10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET/ 6:00 PM UTC
Accurate network analyzer measurements typically conjure up images of equipment sitting on a lab bench with expensive calibration kits and complex calibration procedures. Today more and more technicians and engineers need to make accurate measurements in much different conditions. These measurements need to be made in harsh and remote locations such as aboard a ship or at a satellite ground station, and in much less time.
This webcast explores the techniques and instruments to make quality measurements in the field, in a short amount of time. Measurement examples are provided using the new FieldFox microwave vector network analyzer, specifically using its unique calibration capabilities referred to as CalReady and QuickCal. CalReady means the instrument is already calibrated at power on or preset and is ready to go without additional steps to calibrate. QuickCal enables users to calibrate without additional accessories such as a calibration kit. Both CalReady and QuickCal simplify calibration – a process that used to be considered not only complex, but also cumbersome. This webcast explores how FieldFox’s CalReady and QuickCal features help make precise measurements in the field.
Tom Hoppin, Business Development Engineer, Agilent Technologies
Tom started his working career as an electronic aviation technician in the US Marine Corps. After his service in 1973, he joined Hewlett-Packard as a manufacturing technician. During his career at HP, he moved from manufacturing to production engineering and was promoted to engineer in 1989. Since then, he has held a number of engineering and management roles at HP and Agilent, focused on test system design and spectrum analysis. Tom retired in 2009 and has returned to Agilent as a contract application engineer, helping to launch the new FieldFox handheld analyzers. Tom enjoys woodworking, cycling and sailing.