Accession Number : ADA289819

Title :   Data Acquisition Software for DREO's Near-Field Antenna Measurement Facility,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Brochu, Claude J. ; Morin, Gilbert A.

PDF Url : ADA289819

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : DREO has built an antenna anechoic facility for microwave and millimetre-wave measurement. The facility includes a spherical near-field antenna measurement system that allows far-field measurement of small antennas and near-field measurement of larger antennas (up to one meter) within the chamber. This report describes the facility including the equipment, the instrumentation, and the DREO Antenna Measurement Acquisition (DAMAS) software that was developed. The purpose of DAMAS is to control the measurement and acquisition process in real-time, and to present the data to the operator. The major objectives of this software development project were the streamlining of the process so that an antenna could be accurately characterized in the minimum amount of time, and the improvement of the reliability of the software.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *ANTENNAS, *DATA ACQUISITION, MEASUREMENT, ACQUISITION, FACILITIES, CANADA, MILLIMETER WAVES, FAR FIELD, RELIABILITY, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), NEAR FIELD, ANECHOIC CHAMBERS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE