Novel Method to measure the gain of UHF directional antennas using distance scan

Ben A. Witvliet, Erik van Maanen, Mark J. Bentum, Cornelis H. Slump, Roel Schiphorst

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    Abstract

    A novel antenna gain measurement method is described which uses power transfer values that are measured while varying the distance between two antennas (Distance Scan). It can be executed with simple means and is cost-effective. The Distance Scan method yields derived free space antenna gain values if a calibrated reference antenna is used and can be combined with the Three Antenna Method to obtain absolute antenna gain values. The method is demonstrated with the antenna gain measurement of three 12 element Yagi-Uda antennas and two 15 element Log-Periodic Dipole Antennas (LPDA's) on 8 frequencies. The measurement results of the LPDA's are compared with values obtained by external calibration, confirming the validity of this method.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages396-400
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-88-907018-4-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2014
    Event8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands
    Duration: 6 Apr 201411 Apr 2014
    Conference number: 8

    Conference

    Conference8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2014
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP
    CountryNetherlands
    CityThe Hague
    Period6/04/1411/04/14

    Keywords

    • EWI-24987
    • METIS-305990
    • IR-92151
    • antenna gain
    • measurement
    • distance scan
    • directional antenna
    • UHF

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    Witvliet, B. A., van Maanen, E., Bentum, M. J., Slump, C. H., & Schiphorst, R. (2014). Novel Method to measure the gain of UHF directional antennas using distance scan. In 2014 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) (pp. 396-400). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2014.6901775