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Publication Citation: Estimating Uncertainties in Antenna Measurements

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Author(s): Michael H. Francis;
Title: Estimating Uncertainties in Antenna Measurements
Published: April 08, 2013
Abstract: We describe general methods of estimating uncertainties in antenna measurements. These include estimates based on theory (analysis1), simulation, and altering the measurement system (self-coparison tests). The important component sources of uncertainty in antenna measurement are identified. We discuss the combination of component uncertainties to obtain an overall uncertainty estimate. A sample uncertainty analysis for a plana, near-field measurement is presented.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2013 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Location: Gothenburg,
Dates: April 8-12, 2013
Keywords: antenna measurement uncertainties,antenna measurements,uncertainties
Research Areas: Measurement Solutions, Measurement Services, Electromagnetics