Design And Validation Of A General Purpose Near-Field Antenna Measurement Facility For The Royal Netherlands Navy
Authors: Mart Hagenbeek, Daniël Janse van Rensburg
This paper describes a new multi-purpose planar & cylindrical near-field antenna test facility installed at the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNN). In this paper an overview is given of the initial list of requirements that was generated and the process of selecting the best type of measurement facility to address these. A description of the facility is given and an outline of the accuracy of the planar/cylindrical near-field scanner is presented. The paper contains details of the extensive validation program and measured data demonstrating the performance of the system.