Coordinate System Plotting for Antenna Measurements

Authors: Gregory F. Masters, Stuart F. Gregson
Publication: AMTA 2007
Copyright Owner: NSI-MI Technologies

Antenna measurement data is collected over a surface as a function of position relative to the antenna. The data collection coordinate system directly affects how data is mapped to the surface: planar, cylindrical, spherical or other types. Far-field measurements are usually mapped or converted to spherical surfaces from which directivity, polarization and patterns are calculated and projected. Often the collected coordinate system is not the same as the final-mapped system, requiring special formulas for proper conversion. In addition, projecting this data in two and three-dimensional polar or rectangular plots presents other problems in interpreting data. This paper presents many of the most commonly encountered coordinate system formulas and shows how their mapping directly affects the interpretation of pattern and polarization data in an easily recognizable way.

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