2007 Technical Papers

Mission to MARS - In Searching of Antenna Pattern Craters

Authors: Greg Hindman, Allen C. Newell
Publication: AMTA 2007
Copyright Owner: NSI-MI Technologies

Reflections in anechoic chambers can limit the performance and can often dominate all other error sources. NSI’s MARS technique (Mathematical Absorber Reflection Suppression) has been demonstrated to be a useful tool in the fight against unwanted reflections. MARS is a post-processing technique that involves analysis of the measured data and a special mode filtering process to suppress the undesirable scattered signals.

The technique is a general technique that can be applied to any spherical near field or far-field range. It has also been applied to extend the useful frequency range of microwave absorber down to lower frequencies. This paper will show typical improvements in pattern performance, and will show results of the MARS technique using data measured on numerous antennas.


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