NEW PATENT: Coaxial Alignment Instrument Adapter

Appl No: 14,799,627

Filed:15 July 2015

Allowed:12 September 2016

Abstract:

An adapter alignment device, that can be added on the coaxial RF connectors  of instruments,   especially slide screw impedance tuners, aligns and guides precisely and repeat ably the male  and female adapters into each-other. This leaves the internal center conductors  of the tuner  slabline,    which  are attached  to the connectors  and to external manually handled  cables, intact; this is crucial  for all instruments, most of all electro-mechanical  impedance tuners, where data generated by    previous calibrations are used in later measurement and  where  any  other  type of numeric  adapter error correction   or error model   is impossible.