Uncertainty analysis in antenna measurements

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Burgos, S.; Urosa, S.; Sierra-Castañer, M.; Martínez-Portas, C.; Besada, J. L. (Radiation Group, Signals-Systems-Radiocommunication Department, Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Ciudad Universitaria, 28040, Madrid Spain)

There is always a difference between the true value and the measured one. The uncertainty states the range of values within which the true value is estimated to lie. This paper details the characteristics of a simulator based on spherical near-field measurements. The tool is integrated in a user friendly environment and allows evaluating straightforward the effect of electrical uncertainties in the main antenna parameters by obtaining statistical parameters such as mean, standard deviation, probability distribution.