Table 5:

Main calibration parameters and where they have been/will be measured.

Parameters RCA RAA SAT FLI
Tuning FE LNAs Y Y Y Y
  BE offset and gain Y Y Y Y
  Quantisation/compression N Y Y Y
Radiom. Photometric calibration Y Y Y Y
  Linearity Y Y Y Y
  Isolation Y Y Y Y
  In-band response Y N N N
Noise White noise Y Y Y Y
  Knee freq. Y Y Y Y
  1/f slope Y Y Y Y
Susc. FE temperature fluctuations Y Y Y Y
  BE temperature fluctuations Y Y N N
  FE bias fluctuations Y Y N N

Notes. The following abbreviations have been used: SAT = Satellite; FLI = In-flight; FE = Front-end; BE = Back-end; LNA = Low noise amplifier; PS = Phase switch; Radiom = Radiometric; and Susc = Susceptibility.

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