1 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Buildings and Energy, Technical University of Denmark
A model for a rotary vane attenuator is developed to describe the attenuator reflection and transmission coefficients in detail. All the parameters of the model can be measured in situ, i.e., without diassembling any part. The tranmission errors caused by internal reflections are calculated from measurements of the much larger reflection parameters, hence commonly used nonprecision instruments can be used to determine the transmission errors with sufficient accuracy for the highest precision obtainable in standard laboratories.
I E E E Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 1979, Vol 28, Issue 1, p. 59-66