Douglas K. Rytting


Douglas K. Rytting
Douglas K. Rytting
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Network analyzers


A world leader in developing methods to improve the accuracy of measurements that help confirm design goals and improve manufacturing yield, test time and cost, Douglas Rytting has been involved with virtually all microwave network analyzers introduced Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies since he joined HP in 1966. He created network analyzers that test the design of components and devices used in high-frequency electronics including communications, satellite, radar, and other systems to ensure they meet their design objectives.

His earliest designs were in the first network analyzers introduced by HP in the 1960s. He managed the development of automatic network analyzers, RF network analyzers, and microwave network analyzers, and then helped launch HP’s Microwave CAE Design Software. Mr. Rytting introduced new concepts and algorithms that form the basis for many modern microwave network analyzer calibrations.

Mr. Rytting was an IEEE Member and was a long time participant in the Automatic RF Techniques Group, which is affiliated with the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.