Measurement campaigns for selection of optimum on-ground performance verification approach for large deployable reflector antenna

Sergey Pivnenko, Jeppe Majlund Nielsen, Oleksiy S. Kim, Olav Breinbjerg, S. Varenbrink, A. de Haan, K. Pontoppidan, K. Pontoppidan, A. Østergaard, C. C. Lin

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the measurement campaigns carried out at P-band (435 MHz) for selection of optimum on-ground verification approach for a large deployable reflector antenna (LDA). The feed array of the LDA was measured in several configurations with spherical, cylindrical, and planar near-field techniques at near-field facilities in Denmark and in the Netherlands. The measured results for the feed array were then used in calculation of the radiation pattern and gain of the entire LDA. The primary goals for the campaigns were to obtain realistic measurement uncertainty estimates and to investigate possible problems related to characterization of the feed array at P-band. The measurement results obtained in the campaigns are compared and discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
    Number of pages6
    Publication date2012
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event34th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association - Bellevue, WA, United States
    Duration: 21 Oct 201226 Oct 2012

    Conference

    Conference34th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBellevue, WA
    Period21/10/201226/10/2012

    Keywords

    • On-ground Performance Verification
    • Large Deployable Reflector
    • Near-Field Measurements
    • Compa-rison Campaign
    • Uncertainties

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