Antenna measurements

  • S. Drabowitch
  • A. Papiernik
  • H. D. Griffiths
  • J. Encinas
  • B. L. Smith


Antenna measurements are important both to the antenna designer and the antenna manufacturer. Measurement is an integral part of the design process, and the results of measurement of a prototype may be fed back to iteratively refine the design. In manufacture, it will be necessary to check that the Performance of a product meets certain specifications.


Radiation Pattern Return Loss Solar Flux Specific Absorption Rate Anechoic Chamber 
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Further Reading

  1. 1.
    Arai, H., Measurement of Mobile Antenna Systems, Artech House, 2005.Google Scholar
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    Bolomey, J.-Ch. and Gardiol, F.E., Engineering Applications of the Modulated Scatterer Technique, Artech House, 2002.Google Scholar
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    Evans, G.E., Antenna Measurement Techniques, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1990.Google Scholar
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    Hansen, J.E. (ed), Spherical Near-field Antenna Measurements, Peter Peregrinus, Stevenage, 1988.Google Scholar
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    Olver, A.D., ‘Compact antenna test ranges’, Proc. 7th IEE Intl. Conference on Antennas & Propagation, York, IEE Conf. Publ. No. 333 Part I, pp99–108, April 1991.Google Scholar
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    Tuley, M.T., ‘Radar absorbing materials’, Chapter 8 in Radar Cross Section (second edition), E.F. Knott, J.F. Shaeffer and M.T. Tuley, Artech House, Dedham, MA, 1992.Google Scholar
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    Wang, J.J.H., ‘An examination of the theory and practice of planar near-field measurement’, IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation, vol. AP-36, No. 6, pp746–753, June 1988.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Special Issue of IEEE Trans. Antennas & Propagation on Near-field Scanning Techniques, Vol. AP-36, No. 6, June 1988.Google Scholar
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    IEEE Standard Test Procedures for Antennas: IEEE Std 149-1979, IEEE/Wiley Interscience, New York, 1979.Google Scholar
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    There is a series of Conferences on antenna measurements, organized by the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA), and held each year in the USA. See Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Drabowitch
    • 1
  • A. Papiernik
    • 2
  • H. D. Griffiths
    • 3
  • J. Encinas
    • 4
  • B. L. Smith
    • 5
  1. 1.Ecole Supérieure d’ElectricitéFrance
  2. 2.University of Nice-Sophia AntipolisFrance
  3. 3.University College LondonUK
  4. 4.Institut Supérieur d’Electronique de ParisFrance
  5. 5.AlcatelParisFrance

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