This Watkins Johnson app note describes dynamic range measurements on receivers. Part 2 discusses "comprehensive measurements," or figures of merit that combine the primary measurements, such as noise figure or IP3, to provide a picture of the range of power levels that a receiver can handle. The app note is hosted on RF Café.
This Watkins-Johnson app note describes the factors affecting the dynamic range of receivers. Part 1 focuses on "primary measurements," which include noise figure, IP2, IP3, 1dB compression, phase noise, and internal spurs. The app note is hosted on RF Café.com
This application note from Agilent describes the challenges of measuring distortion products from your device under test. The challenges arise from the need to measure weak distortion product and harmonic signals in the presence of strong carrier signals, combined with the fact that the analog components in the test instrumentation produce their own unwanted distortion signals.
This application note, Measuring the Nonlinearities of RF Amplifiers Using Signal Generators and a Spectrum Analyzer, from Rohde-Schwarz covers the measurement of amplifier nonlinearities. It includes a very useful discussion of the relationship between harmonics and their intermodulation products. Particularly, the ratio between the second harmonic intercept point and IP2 is described. Several useful figures are supplied to aid understanding.