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Publication Citation: COMPARISON OF NEAR-FIELD METHODS AT NIST K. MacReynolds, M.H. Francis and D. Tamura

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Author(s): Katherine MacReynolds; Michael H. Francis; Douglas T. Tamura;
Title: COMPARISON OF NEAR-FIELD METHODS AT NIST K. MacReynolds, M.H. Francis and D. Tamura
Published: July 14, 2010
Abstract: A comparison of the planar, spherical and cylindrical near-field techniques was completed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a Ku-band Cassegrain reflector antenna. This paper discusses the measurement results for the near-to-far field measurements. We also report on the sources and magnitudes of the uncertainties for the on-axis gain and patterns of the three near-field techniques. We conclude that the results from the three different near-field methods agree within the regions of validity to the stated uncertainties.
Proceedings: Antenna Measurements Techniques Association
Issue: AMTA-3
Pages: pp. 363 - 364
Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: October 10-15, 2010
Keywords: Keywords: near-field techniques, uncertainties
Research Areas: Electronics & Telecommunications, Microwave Measurement Services
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