Comparative Gain Measurements of a High Gain CFRP Reflector Antenna at Ka-Band

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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Fasold, Dietmar; Gülten, Engin (University of Applied Sciences München, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Lothstraße 64, 80335 Munich, Germany)
Gülten, Engin (TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH, Westendstr. 199, 80686 München, Germany)

Two different gain measurement methods based on use of a VNA and two power meters are applied for precision high-gain measurements of CFRP spacecraft reflector antennas operating in Ka-, Q/V-bands. The test setup installed in a Compensated Compact Test Range applies harmonic mixers, diplexers and a reference cable to allow efficient ‘One Cable Measurements’ including rotary joints.