Mi-Wave’s 585 Series Sliding Matched load consists micrometer drive. The load is machined to precise tolerances to permit the close fit necessary for sliding without binding.
The 585 Series Sliding matched loads are designed for use in test and development sets where low VSWR is being measured. By changing the position of the sliding load, the test engineer can determine a minimum/maximum VSWR due to the phasing between the VSWR of the load and VSWR
of the unit under test.
This min/max VSWR is used to determine the true VSWR of the unit under test.
The 585 Series loads are also used to measure coupler directivity and residual
VSWR in slotted line or other reflection measuring devices.