Transfer Efficiency of the Compact Range
Author: R. W. Krentel
Publication: AMTA 1988
Copyright Owner: NSI-MI Technologies
Over the years formulations have been developed which provide an implicit measure of transfer efficiency of the compact range. Reasonable accuracy has been demonstrated for both antenna and RCS measurement applications. In general, however, these formulations require specific design details pertaining to the collimating :reflector. In this note a more general formulation is examined in which efficiency is explicitly expressed in terms familiar to antenna engineers and which do not directly involve reflector parameters. Applications of this formulation are presented.