Reflectivity level of radio anechoic chambers

Jørgen Appel-Hansen

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    Abstract

    A comparison between the antenna-pattern comparison technique and the free-space voltage standing-wave ratio technique for evaluating the reflectivity level of radio anechoic chambers is presented. Based on an analysis of the two techniques, it is pointed out which parameters influence the measured value of the reflectivity level. The comparison is illustrated with experimental results and it is explained why inconsistent and uncorrelated results may be found when the two methods are used. Furthermore, it is demonstrated, by introducing improvements in a chamber, how the reflectivity level can be used to measure the improvements. This work is inspired by the current discussion of finding a figure of merit for anechoic chambers. Based on the results, an evaluation procedure for anechoic chambers is indicated. However, it is pointed out and illustrated by examples that further investigations are necessary before a satisfactory procedure can be outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    Volume21
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)490-498
    ISSN0018-926X
    Publication statusPublished - 1973

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