Accurate Infinite Groundplane Antenna Measurements

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The accurate measurement of the infinite ground plane antenna patterns are needed in different applications.

The comprehensive performance of a general antenna in a complex environment including interaction can be evaluated fast and accurately using ray tracing techniques. This approach requires a reliable representation of the local source behaviour either through measurements or simulation. A good source approximation for this method is the infinite ground plane pattern assuming a perfectly conducting plane. The infinite ground plane condition can be achieved easily in simulation using fullwave computational tools but is very difficult to measure on a general antenna due to the finite dimensions of the measurement systems...

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