Theory and Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements

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  • Book title: Theory and Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements

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  • Year: 2014

  • Format: Hardback

  • Product Code: PBEW0550

  • ISBN: 978-1-84919-560-7

  • Pagination: 784pp

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Description

Theory and Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements 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.

This book 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 and indirect far-field forms of antenna measurements and their implementation.

Detailed descriptions are given of the direct far-field measurement technique CATR (Compact Antenna Test Range), along with alternative indirect planar, cylindrical and spherical techniques. Discussions are also provided of near-field range error budgets which are an indispensable part of antenna metrology, and modern mobile and body centric antenna measurements.

The book concludes with some of the most recent advances in the various measurement techniques including aperture diagnostics, phase-less antenna metrology and range multi-path suppression techniques.

Topics include:

  • the properties of antennas that allow them to enhance the free space interaction of electronic systems
  • an introduction to direct far-field and indirect far-field forms of antenna measurements and their implementation
  • the direct far-field measurement technique CATR (Compact Antenna Test Range), and alternative indirect planar, cylindrical and spherical techniques
  • near-field range error budgets which are an indispensable part of antenna metrology
  • modern mobile and body centric antenna measurements
  • recent advances in the various measurement techniques such as aperture diagnostics, phase-less antenna metrology and range multi-path suppression techniques.

About the Author

Clive Parini is Professor of Antenna Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. He has published over 300 papers on research topics including array mutual coupling, array beam forming, antenna metrology and microstrip antennas.

Stuart Gregson has been working in the field of antenna design and antenna measurement for the space and aerospace industries for nearly 20 years and is currently with Nearfield Systems Inc. working as their European regional sales manager and as a senior applications engineer.

John McCormick is Lead Antenna Engineer in the Sensor Systems Division of Selex Galileo. He has extensive experience in Antenna/RCS research and development within Selex Galileo and within DERA.

Daniël Janse van Rensburg is adjunct professor in the School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa and has been working in the microwave test industry for the past 20 years, both as user and supplier of automated antenna test systems.

Book readership

Theory and Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements is an essential guide for researchers and advanced students in academia, research laboratories and industry working on antenna measurement and design.

Book contents

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1.         Introduction
2.         EM Theory and the Mechanism Behind Antenna Coupling
3.         Antenna Measurements
4.         Compact Range Measurements
5.         Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements
6.         Cylindrical Near-Field Antenna Measurements
7.         Spherical Near-Field Antenna Measurements
8.         Near-Field Range Assessment
9.         Mobile and Body Centric Antenna Measurements
10.       Advanced Antenna Measurement Topics

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