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Metrology Applications of Reverberation Chambers for Electromagnetic Field Probe Calibrations and Antenna Efficiency Measurements

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Author(s)

Dennis Lewis, John M. Ladbury

Abstract

This paper gives a brief introduction of current methods used to calibrate electric field probes as defined by IEEE Standard 1309 as well as a brief discussion of some inherent problems with the current test methods. The use of a reverberation chamber to evaluate electric field probes is described as an alternative method along with some of the tradeoffs between methods. The use of modal, spatial, and frequency averaging to improve field uniformity levels to that required for accurate antenna efficiency characterizations are also outlined. This paper focuses on the repeatability issues associated with calibrations.
Conference Dates
February 13-18, 2005
Conference Location
Zurich, 1, SZ
Conference Title
Intl. Zurich Symp. on EMC Topical Meeting on Reverberation Chambers

Keywords

Calibration, Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Probe, Reverberation Chamber

Citation

Lewis, D. and Ladbury, J. (2005), Metrology Applications of Reverberation Chambers for Electromagnetic Field Probe Calibrations and Antenna Efficiency Measurements, Intl. Zurich Symp. on EMC Topical Meeting on Reverberation Chambers, Zurich, 1, SZ (Accessed July 14, 2024)

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Created February 12, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021