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Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, David R. Novotny, Michael H. Francis, Jason B. Coder, Joshua A. Gordon


International comparison of antenna measurement results between national measurement laboratories supports interoperability of communication equipment in today’s world market. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the pilot National Measurement Institute (NMI) for an international comparison measurement of two Ku-band standard gain horn antennas. This international comparison includes a total of twelve NMIs: Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, Great Britain, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United States. A variety of measurement techniques such as extrapolation, far field and gain transfer, were used in this international comparison. The individual measurement techniques used by each NMI are discussed and the gain measurement results and associated uncertainties from each NMI are presented in this paper.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2013 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Conference
Conference Dates
October 7-11, 2013
Conference Location
Columbus, OH
Conference Title
35th Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)


International Comparison, National Measurement Laboratory, fixed frequency gain


Guerrieri, J. , Novotny, D. , Francis, M. , Coder, J. and Gordon, J. (2014), INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON OF KU-BAND STANDARD GAIN HORN CHARACTERIZATION, Proceedings of the 2013 Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Conference, Columbus, OH (Accessed July 21, 2024)


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Created April 11, 2014, Updated January 27, 2020