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Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements Using Nonideal Measurement Locations
 

Summary: Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements Using
Nonideal Measurement Locations¤
R. C. Wittmann, B. K. Alpert, and M. H. Francis
National Institute of Standards and Technology
325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303-3328
Abstract The standard planar near-eld to far-eld
transformation method requires data points on a plane-
rectangular lattice. In this paper we introduce a trans-
formation algorithm in which measurements are neither
required to lie on a regular grid nor are strictly conned
to a plane. Computational complexity is O(N log N),
where N is number of data points. (Actual calculation
times depend on the numerical precision specied and on
the condition number of the problem.) This algorithm
allows e˘cient processing of near-eld data with known
probe position errors. Also, the algorithm is applicable
for other measurement approaches, such as plane-polar
scanning, where data are collected on a nonrectangular
grid.
Keywords: near-eld antenna measurements; planar

  

Source: Alpert, Bradley K. - Mathematical and Computational Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

 

Collections: Mathematics; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences