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A Possible Advantage of Using Bi-directional S-Parameters in Antenna Measurements

Published

Author(s)

Alex Yuffa, Ronald C. Wittmann, Michael H. Francis, Josh Gordon, David R. Novotny

Abstract

the unknown-thru calibration technique is being used to achieve a system level calibration at milli-meter frequencies (>50 GHz) on the robotic ranges at NIST. Since this requires the use of a full bi-directional measurement, which takes longer than traditional single direction antenna measurements, we explored the value of the additional data acquired. We found that we can use it to verify antenna/scan alignment, image the scattering from the positioner/facility, and look at system due to LO cable flexure.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
Conference Dates
November 5-9, 2018
Conference Location
Williamsburg, CO, US

Keywords

antenna, near-field, far-field, extrapolation

Citation

Yuffa, A. , Wittmann, R. , Francis, M. , Gordon, J. and Novotny, D. (2018), A Possible Advantage of Using Bi-directional S-Parameters in Antenna Measurements, Proceedings of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, Williamsburg, CO, US, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=926531 (Accessed March 2, 2024)
Created November 30, 2018, Updated April 14, 2022