Near-field antenna measurements with manual collection of the measurement samples

Fabian T. Faul, Hans Jürgen Steiner, Thomas F. Eibert

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Near-field measurements are commonly performed in anechoic chambers which limits the flexibility of the measurements and requires high precision equipment to achieve exact results. In this contribution, we investigate a simple near-field measurement setup which does not use any sophisticated positioning system nor operates in a controlled environment. Instead, the probe antenna is moved by an operator person while the probe position is measured by a laser tracker. This implies that the measurement results will have a higher error level in comparison with antenna chamber measurements. However, excellent error levels are not always necessary, especially when it comes to on-site testing of the principle functionality of antennas. Measurement results are shown to illustrate the performance of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Radio Science
StatePublished - 10 Dec 2020


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