Definition of Accurate Reference Pattern for the DTU-ESA VAST12 Antenna

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

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Pivnenko, S.; Breinbjerg, O. (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Ørsteds Plads, bldg. 348, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Burgos, S.; Sierra-Castañer, M. (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. E.T.S.I. de Telecomunicación, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain)
Eriksson, H. (SAAB Microwave Systems, SE-412 89 Gothenburg, Sweden)

In this paper, the DTU-ESA 12 GHz Validation Standard (VAST12) Antenna and a dedicated measurement campaign carried out in 2007-2008 for the definition of its accurate reference pattern are first described. Next, a comparison between the results from the three involved measurement facilities is presented. Then, an accurate reference pattern of the VAST12 antenna is formed by averaging the three results taking into account the estimated uncertainties of each result. Finally, the potential use of the reference pattern for benchmarking of antenna measurement facilities is outlined.