Theory and Practice of Modern Antenna Range Measurements, 2nd Expanded Edition
This greatly expanded, co-authored, two-volume text provides a comprehensive introduction and explanation of both the theory and practice of modern antenna measurements, from their most basic postulates and assumptions, to the intricate details of their applications in various demanding modern measurement scenarios.
Starting with an initial examination of the properties of antennas that allow them to enhance the free-space interaction of electronic systems, the authors then introduce direct far-field and indirect far-field forms of antenna measurements and their various implementations. Detailed descriptions are given of the direct far-field measurement technique CATR (Compact Antenna Test Ranges), Body-Centric measurements, and detailed developments of standard planar, cylindrical, spherical and non-canonical near-field techniques; and includes a through treatment of near-field range error budgets which are an indispensable part of antenna metrology. The books conclude with recent advances in measurement techniques such as aperture diagnostics, phase-less antenna metrology, error correction, and range multi-path suppression techniques. Extensive examples illustrate the concepts and techniques covered.
This second edition is thoroughly expanded and now includes new chapters on near-field to far-field transforms from non-canonical surfaces, electromagnetic modelling of CATRs and near-field antenna measurement systems. In addition, there is an expanded chapter on coordinate systems, polarization basis and antenna pattern plotting and new sections on more specialized topics such as 5G and Radome measurements.
About the Author
Professor Clive Parini is Professor of Antenna Engineering at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He has published over 400 papers and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Professor Stuart Gregson is Director of Operations & Research at Next Phase Measurements and an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science of Queen Mary University of London. He has special experience working with near-field and compact range measurements, electromagnetic scattering and computational electromagnetics.
Dr John McCormick is an Antenna Engineer working with Leonardo MW in Edinburgh, UK, and has extensive wide ranging experience in Antenna and RCS research and development.
Dr Daniël Janse van Rensburg is Senior Vice President of RF Products and Applications at NSI-MI Technologies, Suwanee, Georgia, USA. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has extensive experience working as a microwave antenna test engineer in the aerospace industry.
Professor Thomas Eibert is Professor of High-Frequency Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He is an active researcher in the field of antenna measurements and corresponding field transformations. He has published more than 500 scientific papers.