Revising the Theory and Practice of Electrical Alignment Procedures for Spherical Antenna Measurement Facilities

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Abstract

Mechanical and electrical alignment procedures are routinely implemented in spherical antenna test facilities that focus on achieving the highest possible degree of accuracy. Even though mechanical alignment, that is alignment with optical means, is the lengthiest of the two procedures, electrical alignment, which is alignment with radiation means, is just as important because it is the last step before actual measurements take place. This paper revises the theory of electrical alignments for roll-over-azimuth positioners and attempts to analyze it more systematically in comparison to other works that have appeared in the literature. In addition, it presents a novel way to correct pointing and axis intersection errors with just one flip test.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2020 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Symposium
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9781736235102
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event42nd Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association - Virtual Symposium
Duration: 2 Nov 20205 Nov 2020
https://amta2020.org/

Conference

Conference42nd Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
LocationVirtual Symposium
Period02/11/202005/11/2020
Internet address
SeriesAmta 2016 Proceedings
ISSN2474-2740

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