Echo Reduction by Modal Filtering Technique in Advanced Near Field Antenna Measurement

Whitepapers
Martes, Septiembre 8, 2015

Spurious  error  signals  from  absorbers  and  other  structures  in  the  measurement  set-up  can significantly decrease the measurement accuracy in standard antenna measurement configurations. In  the  majority  of  measurement  cases  with  well-designed  anechoic  chambers,  the measurement uncertainty contribution from these additional error signals named echo(s) or echo pollution in the following discussion can be considered  negligible.  However  in  special  measurement  conditions and/or when very high precision measurements are needed, the above consideration is no longer valid. Significant echo contributions can occur in the case of large angle of incidence even on absorber covered surfaces.  Modal filtering is a flexible echo reduction approach purely based on intelligent post processing of measured data applicable to a wide range of antennas and measurements situations, such as Planar (PNF) Cylindrical (CNF) and Spherical Near Field (SNF), with no need for additional measurements or additional equipment.