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On Lower Bound Antenna Efficiency Measurements in a Reverberation Chamber

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Author(s)

Jason B. Coder, John M. Ladbury

Abstract

This paper addresses a few specific aspects of measuring the lower bound of antenna efficiency in a reverberation chamber. While the initial method for measuring the lower bound of efficiency has been presented, three key revisions are discussed here: (1) an updated notation, (2) a revised method for calculating the lower bound of efficiency, and (3) a new method for combining stirring techniques. The updated antenna model notation is designed to be more general and applicable to situations with n antennas. The revised efficiency calculation targets an issue of the original method where the minimum bounding circle exceeded the unit circle. Introducing a new method of combining stirring techniques addresses a weakness of the original model. For the model to work well, it needs a very large number of paddle positions that generate a good statistical approximation of the environment (in this case, a reverberation chamber). As a possible remedy to this weakness, we propose a different way of combining stirring techniques.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
Conference Dates
August 6-10, 2012
Conference Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Title
2012 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility

Citation

Coder, J. and Ladbury, J. (2012), On Lower Bound Antenna Efficiency Measurements in a Reverberation Chamber, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility., Pittsburgh, PA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/ISEMC.2012.6351781 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created August 6, 2012, Updated January 27, 2020