High-Accuracy Spherical Near-Field Measurements for Satellite Antenna Testing

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Abstract

The spherical near-field antenna measurement technique is unique in combining several distinct advantages and it generally constitutes the most accurate technique for experimental characterization of radiation from antennas. From the outset in 1970, spherical near-field antenna measurements have matured into a well-established technique that is widely used for testing antennas for many wireless applications. In particular, for high-accuracy applications, such as remote sensing satellite missions in ESA's Earth Observation Programme with uncertainty requirements at the level of 0.05dB - 0.10dB, the spherical near-field antenna measurement technique is generally superior. This paper addresses the means to achieving high measurement accuracy; these include the measurement technique per se, its implementation in terms of proper measurement procedures, the use of uncertainty estimates, as well as facility inter-comparison and validation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2017)
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0187-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017) - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2017)
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period19/03/201724/03/2017

Keywords

  • Antennas
  • Antenna measurements
  • Spherical near-field measurements
  • Digh-accuracy testing

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