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Link between simulation and measurements

Link between simulation and measurements

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In this chapter, you will learn of tools and techniques that overcome the limitations due to unknown source-model characterization and the complexity of the environment to be measured. The approach, based on the equivalent current (EQC) representation of an antenna, links measurement equipment/techniques with commercially available numerical computational tools to provide measurements of source antennas for simulations in the most complex of test environments.

Chapter Contents:

  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Theory
  • 7.2.1 Domain decomposition technique
  • 7.2.2 Black box representation of devices radiating into 3D space
  • 7.2.3 Definition of The Link
  • 7.2.3.1 Antenna-measurement equipment
  • 7.2.3.2 Equivalent current processing NF source modelling
  • 7.2.3.3 Numerical simulation in the CEM tools
  • 7.2.4 Validation of The Link
  • 7.3 Antenna in free space
  • 7.4 Mounted antennas
  • 7.4.1 Reflector fed by a horn antenna
  • 7.4.2 Flush-mounted antenna on a flat structure
  • 7.4.2.1 SMC2200 monocone antenna
  • 7.4.2.2 Open-ended waveguide antenna
  • 7.4.2.3 SM6000 monopole antenna
  • 7.5 Practical application of The Link
  • 7.5.1 Test object and complex scenario
  • 7.5.2 Validation workflow
  • 7.5.2.1 FF radiating stand-alone measurements
  • 7.5.2.2 Antenna characterization with EQC
  • 7.5.2.3 Simulation in CEM tools
  • 7.5.3 Results
  • 7.6 Conclusions
  • References

Inspec keywords: numerical analysis; computational complexity; antenna testing

Other keywords: links measurement equipment-techniques; numerical computational tools; unknown source-model characterization; test environments; source antennas; antenna equivalent current representation

Subjects: Single antennas; Numerical analysis

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