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Robotic Spherical Near-Field Measurements at 183 GHz

Published

Author(s)

Michael H. Francis, Ronald C. Wittmann, David R. Novotny, Joshua A. Gordon

Abstract

We describe millimeter-wave near-field measurements made with the new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) robotic scanning system. This system is designed for high-frequency performance, is capable of scanning in multiple configurations, and is able to track measurement geometry at every point in a scan. We have measured a WR-5 standard gain horn at 183 GHz using the spherical near-field method. We compare these results to a theoretical model and to a direct far-field measurement.
Proceedings Title
2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting Digest
Conference Dates
July 19-25, 2015
Conference Location
Vancouver, -1
Conference Title
2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting

Keywords

millimeter-wave frequencies, near-field measurements, spherical near-field scanning.

Citation

Francis, M. , Wittmann, R. , Novotny, D. and Gordon, J. (2015), Robotic Spherical Near-Field Measurements at 183 GHz, 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting Digest , Vancouver, -1 (Accessed July 27, 2021)
Created July 21, 2015, Updated January 27, 2020