The Application of a Small Compact Range to the Testing of Millimeter Antennas
Authors: J.D. Huff, D.W. Hess
Since the first commercial compact range was introduced in 1973, the compact range has become a very popular alternative to far-field ranges. In recent years larger and larger compact ranges have been built, increasing the size of antennas that may be tested and lowering the operating frequency. However little has been done in the other direction, to increase the operational frequency and to decrease the size of the compact range. This paper reports on the design and fabrication of a small compact range having a 1 foot test zone and operating at 95 GHz.