Antenna measurements

Part of the Microwave and RF Technology Series book series (MRFT, volume 12)


Antenna measurements are important both to the antenna designer and the antenna manufacturer. Measurement is an integral part of the design process, and the results of measurement of a prototype may be fed back to iteratively refine the design. In manufacture, it will be necessary to check that the performance of a product meets certain specifications.


Radiation Pattern Return Loss Anechoic Chamber Voltage Standing Wave Ratio Antenna Measurement 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Tuley, M.T., `Radar absorbing materials’, Chapter 8 in Radar Cross Section ( second edition ), E.F. Knott, J.F. Shaeffer and M.T. Tuley, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1992.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Evans, G.E., Antenna Measurement Techniques, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1990.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Olver, A.D., `Compact antenna test ranges’, Proc. 7th IEE Intl. Conference on Antennas & Propagation, York, IEE Conf. Publ. No. 333 Part I, pp 99–108, April 1991.Google Scholar
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    Wang, J.J.H., `An examination of the theory and practice of planar near-field measurement’, IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. AP-36, No. 6, pp 746–753, June 1988.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Special Issue of IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation on Near-field Scanning Techniques, Vol. AP-36, No. 6, June 1988.Google Scholar
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    IEEE Standard Test Procedures for Antennas: IEEE Std 149–1979, IEEE/Wiley Interscience, New York, 1979.Google Scholar
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    There is a series of conferences on antenna measurements, organized by the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA),and held each year in the USA. They can be contacted via: Sally Vogliano, AMTA Secretary, do Mail Boxes Etc., 274 East Sunset Ave., #317, Suisun City, CA 94585–1822, USA.Google Scholar

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© S. Drabowitch, A. Papiernik, H. Griffiths, J. Encinas and B. L. Smith 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure d’ElectricitéFrance
  2. 2.University of Nice-Sophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.University College LondonUK
  4. 4.formerly of the Institut Supérieure d’Electronique de ParisFrance
  5. 5.Radar and Optics GroupUniversity College LondonUK
  6. 6.Corporate Research CentreAlcatel AlsthomParisFrance

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