Accession Number:

AD0775472

Title:

Study of Comparative Costs for Far-Field Antenna Patterns Determined by Near-Field Measurements and by Far-Field Measurements.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jan 73-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Antenna pattern measurement costs for both acceptance testing and production testing of a large phased array were determined for both near-field and far-field measurement techniques. Operating costs depend on the thoroughness to which the antenna is tested. Extremely large amounts of data can be generated very efficiently using the near-field technique. However, most test programs are limited by budget and time considerations to a relatively small volume of data. Since requirements for more data would always favor the near-field techniques, a limited set of measurements comparable to previous far-field measurement experience was used. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE