Background: This paper provides the experimental validation of an efficient iterative procedure to correct known position errors in a spherical near to far-field (NTFF) transformation for elongated antennas which uses a minimum number of NF measurements. Method: This transformation exploits a non-redundant sampling representation of the voltage detected by the probe obtained by shaping a long antenna with a prolate ellipsoid. The uniform samples, those at the points set by the representation, are accurately reconstructed from the acquired not regularly distributed (non-uniform) ones by using an iterative scheme, which requires a one to one relationship between each uniform sampling point and the corresponding non-uniform one. Then a 2-D optimal sampling formula is adopted to evaluate the input data needed to perform the traditional spherical NTFF transformation from the retrieved non-redundant uniform samples. Conclusion: Finally, laboratory proofs have been reported to demonstrate the validity of the presented technique from a practical viewpoint.
|Titolo:||Correction of known position errors in a spherical near to far-field transformation for long antennas|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.2 Articolo su rivista con ISSN|