DTU-ESA Spherical Near-Field Antenna Measuring Facility

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    Description

    The facility has the instrumentation and software for very accurate measurements of the radiation pattern (directivity and gain) of large as well as small antennas. The facility is used for in-house research in antenna measurements and as a tool in experimental antenna research.
    DTU-ESA Spherical Near-Field Antenna Test Facility and the associated ESA Standard Gain Facility provide measurements and calibration services for ESA, industry, and other institutions involved in ESA contract work. A complete set of ESA owned standard gain horns covering the frequency band 1.7 to 40 GHz is maintained at the facilities and shipped to users on request from ESA. The facilities are partly financed by a running contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), partly by specific antenna calibrations requested by industry.
    Erik Lintz Christensen is head of the facilities with responsibility for contractual and personnel matters and Olav Breinbjerg is responsible for scientific aspects of the work.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/01/1999 → …