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Comparison of Reflector Antenna Measurements and Simulations
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  • Engineering,
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
In antenna measurement, well-established procedures are consolidated to determine the associated measurement uncertainty for a given antenna and measurements scenario. Similar criteria for establishing uncertainties in numerical modeling of the same antenna are still to be established. In this paper, we investigate the achievable agreement between antenna measurement and simulation when external error sources are minimized. The test object, is a reflector fed by a wideband dual ridge horn (SR40-A and SH4000) manufactured by MVG. This highly stable reference antenna has been selected to minimize uncertainty related to finite manufacturing and material parameter accuracy. Two frequencies, 10.7GHz and 18GHz have been selected for detailed investigation. The antenna has been measured by several measurement facilities (spherical, cylindrical and planar near field ranges) across Europe in the activity. The purpose of this intercomparison campaign is the comparison of the different antenna measurement facilities, throughout Europe, considering measurement procedures and uncertainty estimates. The antenna has been simulated using a full CAD model, in step compatible format and using different numerical methods from different software vendors
Antenna Measurement Techniques Association 2015 (AMTA)
Long Beach, California, USA
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Proceedings of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
  • Autor: Manuel Sierra Castañer (UPM)
  • Autor: Lars Foged (Microwave Vision Italy (MVI))
  • Autor: M.A. Saporetti (Microwave Vision Italy (MVI))
  • Autor: E. Jørgensen (Ticra)
  • Autor: T. Voigt (Altair (FEKO))
  • Autor: D. Tallini (CST AG)
  • Autor: M. Orefice (Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE))
  • Autor: G. Giardanengo (Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE))
  • Autor: G. Dassano (Antenna and EMC Lab (LACE))
  • Autor: M. Böttcher (IMST GmbH)
  • Autor: A. Wien (IMST GmbH)
  • Autor: José Manuel Serna (Technological Development Center of Yebes (CDT))
  • Autor: D. Pérez de Diego (Centro de Alta Tecnología y Homologación -CATECHOM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Radiación
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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