Recent Advances in Millimeter Wave Antenna Measurement Instrumentation
Author: Carl W. Sirles
Publication: AMTA 1988
Copyright Owner: NSI-MI Technologies
This paper describes recent advances in antenna measurement instrumentation for millimeter frequency applications. Application of a new, lightweight, programmable, ruggedized signal source at 40 and 60 GHz is outlined. An RF instrumentation system for millimeter frequency antenna range application is detailed. A millimeter-to-microwave converter is described which improves millimeter antenna range performance. System performance levels are predicted. Compact range configuration and operation at millimeter frequencies is detailed. Specific measurement examples are presented to demonstrate the measurement sensitivity which can be achieved.