Low distortion positioning equipment for mobile antenna pattern measurements

Ram Mohan Narayanan, Eugene Borissov, Jon L. Sullivan, J. Blake Winter

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Abstract

Two positioning equipment designs for low gain antenna measurements over a solid angle of a sphere has been developed. Careful design of the roll-over-azimuth positioner minimizes the distortions of the antenna radiation pattern. To evaluate the error introduced by the positioning systems, the radiation patterns obtained with each positioner were compared to the one measured in free space. The maximum discrepancy introduced by the positioning mechanisms was found to be about 0.5 dB for both positioners. The error of the radiation power measurement was less than 2 %. The results obtained are considered to be satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationWireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1814-1817
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)078035639X, 9780780356399
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Event1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 11 1999Jul 16 1999

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Volume3

Other

Other1999 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 1999
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/11/997/16/99

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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Narayanan, R. M., Borissov, E., Sullivan, J. L., & Winter, J. B. (1999). Low distortion positioning equipment for mobile antenna pattern measurements. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting (pp. 1814-1817). [788308] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium: Wireless Technologies and Information Networks, APS 1999 - Held in conjunction with USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting; Vol. 3). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.1999.788308