Application of the modified Wheeler cap method for radiation efficiency measurement of balanced electrically small antennas in complex environment
Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2010
In this paper, application of a modified Wheeler cap method for the radiation efficiency measurement of balanced electrically small antennas is presented. It is shown that the limitations on the cavity dimension can be overcome and thus measurement in a large cavity is possible. The cavity loss is investigated, and a modified radiation efficiency formula that includes the cavity loss is introduced. Moreover, a modification of the technique is proposed that involves the antenna working complex environment inside the Wheeler Cap and thus makes possible measurement of an antenna close to a hand or head phantom. The measurement procedures are described and the key features of the technique are discussed. The results of simulations and measurements by the proposed method are presented and compared.
|Title||Proceedings of AMTA 2010|
|Conference||32. Annual Meeting & Symposium of Antenna Measurement Techniques Association|
|Period||01/01/10 → …|
- Wheeler Cap Method, Radiation Efficiency Measurement, Balanced Antennas, Antenna-on-Body Measurements, Electrically Small Antennas