In classic probe-corrected spherical NF measurements, one of the main concerns is the probe , , . Standard NF-FF transformation software applies probe correction with the assumption that the probe pattern behaves with µ=±1 azimuthal dependence. In reality, any physically realizable probe is just an approximation to this ideal case.
Measurement applications in a Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) often require low cross-polarization or high polarization purity of the Quiet Zone (QZ). This requirement is often the main motivation for choosing the more complex and thus expensive compensated dual reflector system as opposed to the simpler and cheaper single reflector system.
This paper presents parts of investigations done in a VHF spherical Near-Field system in order to estimate measurement uncertainties. First is briefly presented the monoprobe Near-Field system and uncertainties estimations challenges due to low frequencies. Then are described the specific and appropriated approaches for the considered errors terms. Classical pattern comparison is used.
Measurement post-processing techniques based on spatial filtering have been presented as promising tools for the mitigation of echo’s deriving from the measurement environment in regular Near Field (NF) measurement scenarios -.