Suppression of reflections by directive probes in spherical near-field measurements

Per Christian Hansen, Flemming H. Larsen

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    The influence of probe correction in spherical near-field measurements on signals from outside the test volume is investigated theoretically and experimentally. It is found that the suppression of reflections obtained by a directive probe is not disturbed by the probe correction. A geometric relation between the antenna "minimum sphere" and the probe pattern beamwidth is established, whose satisfaction guarantees the absence of numerical instabilities in the far-field computation. The condition is sufficient, but not necessary if the "minimum sphere" of the antenna is in the near field of the probe.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalI E E E Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)119-125
    Publication statusPublished - 1984

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