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Estimating Uncertainties in Antenna Measurements



Michael H. Francis


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 Title
Proceedings of the 2013 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Conference Dates
April 8-12, 2013
Conference Location


antenna measurement uncertainties, antenna measurements, uncertainties


Francis, M. (2013), Estimating Uncertainties in Antenna Measurements, Proceedings of the 2013 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Gothenburg, (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created April 8, 2013, Updated January 27, 2020