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Near-field Antenna Measurements

Antenna library

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Published: 19th March 1991
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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.

Prefacep. vi
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Organization of the Bookp. 3
Near-Field Measurement Conceptsp. 7
Near- and Far-Field Regionsp. 7
Near-Field Measurement Conceptsp. 10
Fourier Opticsp. 10
Doppler Beam Formingp. 19
Aperture Synthesisp. 21
Other Related Technologiesp. 25
Near-Field Measurement Theoryp. 31
Near-Field Sampling Theoryp. 31
Far-Field Transformation Algorithmsp. 44
Probe Compensationp. 54
Microwave Interferometerp. 59
Vector Network Analyzersp. 60
Microwave Sourcesp. 64
Phase Reference Cablep. 66
Phase Reference Thermal Compensationp. 75
Microwave Receiversp. 76
Radar Imaging and Multipath Suppression Techniquesp. 96
Coordinate Measurements and Machiningp. 109
Mechanical Coordinate Measurementsp. 111
Optical Coordinate Measurementsp. 112
Microwave Holographic Metrologyp. 113
On-Orbit Holographic Metrology of Spacecraft Antennasp. 122
Machining Operationsp. 128
Small, Near-Field Range Measurement Systemsp. 131
Simple, Low-Cost, Near-Field Range Measurement Systemsp. 131
Portable Near-Field Range Measurement Systemsp. 136
Robotic System Designp. 141
Overviewp. 141
Robot Skeletonp. 156
Payload Position Measurement Systemp. 161
Servo Control Systemp. 180
Robot Computational Systemp. 205
Fault Protectionp. 208
Operationsp. 215
Test Designp. 217
Automated Operationsp. 221
Documentation and User Trainingp. 221
Antenna Test Range Error Analysisp. 223
Near-Field Measurement Assumptionsp. 223
Far-Field Pattern Uncertaintyp. 231
RF Stability Testp. 232
System Linearity Testp. 233
Leakage Testp. 235
Reference Cable Stability Testp. 237
Multipath and Mutual Coupling Testsp. 238
Scan Plane Truncationp. 247
Probe Positioning Errorsp. 247
Far-Field Pattern Measurement Uncertaintyp. 248
Gain Measurement Uncertaintyp. 250
Boresight Measurement Uncertaintyp. 252
Minimization of Measurement Errorsp. 253
Accuracy of Holographic Measurementsp. 253
Near-Field Test Facility Coordinate Systemp. 257
Near-Field Measurement Terminologyp. 261
Common Misconceptions about Near-Field Measurementsp. 283
Fourier and Related Transformsp. 289
Near- to Far-Field Transformation Programp. 295
List of Acronymsp. 299
List of Symbolsp. 303
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780890063613
ISBN-10: 0890063613
Series: Antenna library
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 19th March 1991
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.6