Update for NFM software (v1.18.0)

NFM has been updated to v1.18.0.

It includes for user convenience, a noise measurement uncertainty calculator based on the discussion of uncertainty of the noise sampling process at (Duffy 2007b) and the calculator at (Duffy 2007c)

Screenshot - 01_04_2014 , 15_25_06Above is a screen shot of the popup accessed from the Options menu (registered users only).

The fast option uses an inverse square law extrapolation from the value for 1000 samples (2*bandwidth*interval). It is automatically selected from long calculations, automatically deselected for very small sample sizes. It is a compute intensive calculation, and may take some time.

References

  • Duffy, O. 2007. Noise Figure Meter software (NFM). http://owenduffy.net/software/nfm/index.htm (accessed 01/04/2014).
  • ———. 2007b. Uncertainty of the noise sampling process. VK1OD.net (offline).
  • ———. 2007c. Noise measurement uncertainty calculator. VK1OD.net (offline).