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Theory and Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements

Dec 3, 2014
by Clive Parini, Stuart Gregson, John McCormick and Daniël Janse van Rensburg

ISBN-13: 978-1849195607

This single volume provides a comprehensive introduction and explanation of both the theory and practice of all forms of modern antenna measurements, from their most basic postulates and assumptions, to the intricate details of their application in various demanding modern measurement scenarios. Theory And Practice Of Modern Antenna Range Measurements begins with an initial examination of the properties of antennas that allow them to enhance the free space interaction of electronic systems, followed by an introduction to direct far-field measurements. The text presents a comprehensive treatment of Compact Antenna Test Ranges, Body-Centric measurements, and detailed developments of standard planar, cylindrical and spherical near-field techniques. Detailed discussions are also provided on near-field range error budgets which are an indispensable part of antenna metrology. The book concludes with some of the most recent advances in the various measurement techniques including aperture diagnostics, phase-less antenna metrology, error correction, range multi-path suppression techniques, and gain measurements. Extensive examples illustrate the concepts and techniques.



Principles of Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements

May 15, 2007
by Stuart Gregson, John McCormick and Clive Parini

ISBN-13: 978-0863417368

This single volume provides a comprehensive introduction and explanation of both the theory and practice of ‘Planar Near Field Antenna Measurements’, from its basic postulates and assumptions, to the intricacies of its deployment in complex and demanding measurement scenarios. To do this the book initially examines the properties of antennas that allow them to enhance the free space interaction of electronic systems and this leads into a full description of the theory of ‘Planar Near Field Scanning’.The utility of the planar methodology is illustrated with example measurement campaigns that include discussion of the characterisation of a wide range of antennas. Advanced techniques including back transforms and poly-planar scan techniques, plus error assessment and correction, are examined and explained along with an extensive review of data assessment methodologies.

At last, a must-have complete reference source for the foundations, principles and practice of planar near field antenna measurements. The principles are presented in user friendly math from the Maxwellian basis, to the plane wave spectra, to the latest advances. Practical measurement aspects, including sampling, alignment, truncation, positioning errors, polarization and multiple reflections, are examined in detail. This book is a brilliant collection of the body-of-knowledge of planar near field measurement with extensions to the future. I highly recommend this book for antenna measurement practitioners and those new to antenna measurements.
--Ed Joy, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology


Near-Field Antenna Measurements

Mar 1, 1991
by Dan Slater

ISBN-13: 978-0890063613

Near-Field Antenna Measurements shows you how to calculate antenna gain, pattern, and beam pointing faster and more accurately than ever before. Emphasizing practical solutions to real-world problems, it presents a detailed technical overview of the theory and practice of antenna near-field measurements.

"Presents a broad technical overview of the practical aspects of near-field antenna metrology, with an emphasis on planar near-field measurements... For the professional antenna metrologist, this text will serve as a valuable contribution to the bookshelf."
-- IEEE Antennas and Propagation