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Absolute flux density calibrations: Receiver saturation effectsThe effect of receiver saturation was examined for a total power radiometer which uses an ambient load for calibration. Extension to other calibration schemes is indicated. The analysis shows that a monotonic receiver saturation characteristic could cause either positive or negative measurement errors, with polarity depending upon operating conditions. A realistic model of the receiver was made by using a linear-cubic voltage transfer characteristic. The evaluation of measurement error for this model provided a means for correcting radio source measurements.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Freiley, A. J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Ohlson, J. E.
(Naval Postgraduate School Pasadena, CA, United States)
Seidel, B. L.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
August 15, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: The Deep Space Network
Subject Category
Communications And Radar
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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