Prediction of compact antenna range performance by radiative coupling
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1991 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 26, Issue 2, pages 625–630, March-April 1991
How to Cite
1991), Prediction of compact antenna range performance by radiative coupling, Radio Sci., 26(2), 625–630, doi:10.1029/90RS00968., and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 APR 1990
- Manuscript Received: 26 DEC 1989
The performance of compact antenna ranges is analyzed in terms of the radiative coupling between two near-field antennas. Both a geometric optics model and a more exact model based on an angular spectrum of plane waves are used. A two dimensional model shows that an anomaly exists when the test antenna sees the edges of the range reflector. The relationship between test antenna size and range reflector size is investigated and the influence of the shape of the range reflector field studied.