Comparison of efficiency measurements for narrow band antennas using UWB Wheeler Cap and Reverberation Chamber

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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Fur, Gwenn Le; Lemoine, Christophe; Besnier, Philippe; Sharaiha, Ala (Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR), University of Rennes 1, Universite de Rennes 1 Campus de Beaulieu, Bat 11D 263 Av du General Leclerc, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France)

The topic of this paper is the narrow band antenna efficiency measurement. Two test beds are investigated and compared namely the Reverberation Chamber (RC) and the UWB Wheeler Cap (UWB WCap). The RC, first designed for EMC measurements, is able to measure almost any kinds of antennas with control uncertainty. The second one designed for very broadband systems, can also be accurate for narrow band antennas. Results are given to assess uncertainty and accuracy of both measurement means.