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Data Acquisition Software for DREO's Near-Field Antenna Measurement Facility,
DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
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DREO has built an antenna anechoic facility for microwave and millimetre-wave measurement. The facility includes a spherical near-field antenna measurement system that allows far-field measurement of small antennas and near-field measurement of larger antennas up to one meter within the chamber. This report describes the facility including the equipment, the instrumentation, and the DREO Antenna Measurement Acquisition DAMAS software that was developed. The purpose of DAMAS is to control the measurement and acquisition process in real-time, and to present the data to the operator. The major objectives of this software development project were the streamlining of the process so that an antenna could be accurately characterized in the minimum amount of time, and the improvement of the reliability of the software.
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