Detailed Diagnostics of the BIOMASS Feed Array Prototype

C. Cappellin, Sergey Pivnenko, K. Pontoppidan

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Abstract

The 3D reconstruction algorithm of DIATOOL is applied to the prototype feed array of the BIOMASS synthetic aperture radar, recently measured at the DTU-ESA Spherical Near-Field Antenna Test Facility in Denmark. Careful analysis of the measured feed array data had shown that the test support frame of the array had a significant influence on the measured feed pattern. The 3D reconstruction and further post-processing is therefore applied both to the feed array measured data, and a set of simulated data generated by the GRASP software which replicate the series of measurements. The results of the diagnostics and the corresponding improvement of the feed array field obtained by removal of the undesired effect of the frame are presented and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventAMTA 35th Annual Meeting & Symposium - The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Duration: 6 Oct 201311 Oct 2013
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ConferenceAMTA 35th Annual Meeting & Symposium
LocationThe Ohio State University
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, Ohio
Period06/10/201311/10/2013
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Cappellin, C., Pivnenko, S., & Pontoppidan, K. (2013). Detailed Diagnostics of the BIOMASS Feed Array Prototype. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association IEEE.