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Holographic microantenna array metrology



Erich N. Grossman, Arttu Luukanen, Aaron J. Miller


We describe a holographic or "phaseless" technique for measurement of complex antenna patterns that is particularly suited to planar antennas at very high frequencies -mm-wave thru long-wave infrared -where phase coherent detection is impractical. It has been implemented in a compact automated antenna range, and validated on a previously reported planar slot-ring antenna at 95 GHz. In the IR, the interferometric technique must be refined in order to reduce uncertainties due to positioning and alignment errors to acceptable levels. This measurement of the complex antenna pattern is the most problematic part of a full accounting for the optical coupling efficiency "budget' in a microantenna-coupled, imaging sensor array.
Proceedings Title
Proc. SPIE 2005 Symposium on Defense and Security
Conference Location
Conference Title
SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering


antenna, array, imaging, infrared, metrology, microantenna, millimeter-wave, terahertz


Grossman, E. , Luukanen, A. and Miller, A. (2005), Holographic microantenna array metrology, Proc. SPIE 2005 Symposium on Defense and Security, , USA, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created May 18, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021