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Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 646738, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/646738
Research Article

Six-Port-Based Architecture for Phase Noise Measurement in the UWB Band

Departamento de Ingeniería de Comunicaciones, ETSI Telecomunicación, Universidad de Málaga, 29071 Málaga, Spain

Received 31 July 2013; Revised 29 November 2013; Accepted 4 December 2013; Published 2 January 2014

Academic Editor: Mohamed Helaoui

Copyright © 2014 J. M. Ávila-Ruiz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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