2014 Technical Papers

Assessing and Quantifying the Effects of Planar Mathematical Absorber Reflection Suppression Technique

Authors: Greg Masters, Stuart Gregson, Allen Newell, Greg Hindman
Publication: EuCAP 2014
Copyright Owner: IEEE

Band limiting radiating fields from a finite sized field distribution has been shown to be a highly effective way to eliminate spurious scattered fields from antenna measurements [1, 2, 3]. These techniques have been used with impressive results in many antenna measurement geometries including spherical, cylindrical and planar near-field and far-field [3, 4, 5, 6]. Generally, the objective verification of these suppression techniques on scattered fields can be readily demonstrated, while their impact on the overall facility level uncertainty budget has perhaps been less clear.

The use of the NIST 18 term range assessment [7, 8] for error analysis of planar near-field antenna test facilities has become a widely accepted technique for antenna measurement error evaluation. This technique identifies the overall effect on the measurement as well as each of the 18 terms individually. Thus, range assessment evaluation provides an effective way to evaluate the impact of planar MARS processing on a given antenna measurement or planar near-field facility. This paper presents results from a recent range assessment campaign that illustrates and quantifies the impact of MARS processing on the facility level error budget on a large planar near-field antenna test system.

You have requested a Reprint of an IEEE Paper

Copyright 2014 IEEE. Reprinted from EuCAP 2014 Conference.

This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of NSI-MI Technologies' products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to pubs-permissions@ieee.org.

By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it


1125 Satellite Blvd. NW,
Ste. 100
Suwanee, GA 30024 USA

+1 678 475 8300
+1 678 542 2601

Los Angeles

19730 Magellan Dr.
Torrance, CA 90502 USA

+1 310 525 7000
+1 310 525 7100


Stubley Lane,
Dronfield, S18 1DJ UK

+44 1246 581500

Space-Comm Expo

Farnborough, UK Finding your local time... 9 Days www.space-comm.co.uk
This site is using cookies for analytical purposes and to provide a better user experience. Read our Privacy Policy for more information.