Accession Number : AD0775472

Title :   Study of Comparative Costs for Far-Field Antenna Patterns Determined by Near-Field Measurements and by Far-Field Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jan 73-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : Rodrigue,G. P. ; Burns,Charles P.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Antenna pattern measurement costs for both acceptance testing and production testing of a large phased array were determined for both near-field and far-field measurement techniques. Operating costs depend on the thoroughness to which the antenna is tested. Extremely large amounts of data can be generated very efficiently using the near-field technique. However, most test programs are limited by budget and time considerations to a relatively small volume of data. Since requirements for more data would always favor the near-field techniques, a limited set of measurements comparable to previous far-field measurement experience was used. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Antenna radiation patterns, *Phased arrays, Near field, Far field, Cost analysis

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE