The Reflectometer has been designed into a small package containing a switch, mixer, directional couplers and control hardware needed to enable reflection measurements in a distributed microwave measurement system. The MI-3000 Data Acquisition and Analysis Software manages data collection with the MI-3361 Reflectometer. Calibration and data analysis is managed by the Antenna Reflectivity software module.
The Reflectometer enables reflection coefficient or VSWR measurements with the MI-750 or legacy MI Technologies Microwave Receiver systems. This allows basic power transmission tests to be made while the device is installed in the range. Local down conversion within the reflectometer allows for remote placement close to the device under test. This reduces the intrinsic measurement uncertainty of long cable runs.