This letter gives the experimental assessment of a near to far-field transformation (NTFFT) technique allowing the fast and accurate reconstruction of the antenna far field from a non-redundant, i.e. minimum, number of near-field (NF) data collected through a bi-polar scanning. Such a NTFFT relies on a non-redundant sampling representation of the voltage detected by the scanning probe, attained by shaping the antenna with an oblate ellipsoid, a model suitable to deal with quasi-planar antennas, as typically are the measured ones in a planar NF facility. The NF data necessary to execute the traditional plane-rectangular NTFFT are then effectively recovered from the acquired (non-redundant) bi-polar ones by exploiting a 2-D optimal sampling interpolation formula. This makes possible to achieve a remarkable acquisition time saving, which is a very relevant outcome, because this time is nowadays much greater than that needed to carry out the NTFFT.
|Titolo:||Fast and Accurate Far-Field Prediction by Using a Reduced Number of Bipolar Measurements|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.2 Articolo su rivista con ISSN|