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An Improved Antenna Gain Extrapolation Measurement

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Author(s)

Jason B. Coder, David R. Novotny, Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, Michael H. Francis, Brian C. Stillwell

Abstract

An improved antenna gain extrapolation measurement is proposed. The improved method consists of a vector network analyzer, a pair of RF optical links, and a pair of waveguide mixers. We present a detailed description of the new extrapolation measurement setup, discuss the advantages and disadvantages, and validate the new setup by measuring the gain of an antenna previously measured with a traditional extrapolation setup. After presenting the comparison, we will discuss applications of this measurement system that extend beyond extrapolation gain measurements (e.g., spherical near- and far-field pattern measurements).
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2012 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Conference
Conference Dates
October 21-26, 2012
Conference Location
Bellevue, WA
Conference Title
Antenna Measurements Techniques Association: 34th Annual Symposium

Keywords

Antenna Gain, Extrapolation Measurement, Spherical Near-Field, Vector Network Analyzer

Citation

Coder, J. , Novotny, D. , Guerrieri, J. , Francis, M. and Stillwell, B. (2012), An Improved Antenna Gain Extrapolation Measurement, Proceedings of the 2012 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Conference, Bellevue, WA (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created November 1, 2012, Updated January 27, 2020