Professional Education Course

Near-Field Antenna Measurement Techniques

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Course Title: Near-Field Antenna Measurement Techniques
Program ID: ELEC 2002P Subject: Antennas


Registration DeadlineSection DatesFormat & LocationCEUsFeeStatus
Jun 08, 2015 (Mon)Jun 08, 2015 (Mon) - Jun 12, 2015 (Fri)Boulder (Best Western Plus Boulder Inn) (this is an onsite course)2.9$2,095OPEN

Meeting Times
On the first day, check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • Monday, June 8, 2015 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 (8:00 AM-4:00 PM)
  • Friday, June 12, 2015 (8:00 AM-11:30 AM)

Alternate Rates

  • $1048 -- Georgia Tech Employees
  • 10% Group discount available for companies that register 3 or more people at the same time.  Download our group registration form to register your group.



Course Description

Explore the state-of-the-art in near-field antenna measurement techniques. Examine all three types of near-field ranges: planar surface, cylindrical surface and spherical surface ranges. Start with an overview of the basic theory and techniques for all three systems. Then concentrate on basic concepts, procedures and optimal applications. Learn from original contributors to the theory and technique of near-field measurements, including Georgia Institute of Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology personnel.

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Engineering managers
  • Project planners
  • Practicing antenna measurement technicians
  • Those new to near-field antenna measurement
  • Those considering the addition of an antenna measurement facility or an upgrade of an existing facility

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand planar, cylindrical, and spherical near-field antenna-measurement technique theory and applications
  • Explore mechanical alignment of near-field ranges
  • Perform probe calibration and gain extrapolation measurements
  • Perform planar, cylindrical, and spherical near-field antenna measurements
  • Perform near-field measurements using probe arrays
  • Reduce spherical near-field range reflections using MARS and Iso-Filter Processing
  • Assess the accuracy of near-field measurement
  • Mitigate numerous near-field measurement errors and uncertainties
  • Perform range characterization and compensation measurements
  • Perform microwave holography measurement and data processing

What Is Covered

  • Fundamentals of Antenna Measurements
  • Fundamentals of Near-Field Measurements
  • Planar Surface Ranges
  • Planar Position Error, Near-Field Gain, and Absorber
  • Mechanical Aspects of Planar Near-Field
  • Probe Characterization
  • Probe Gain Characterization
  • Cylindrical Surface Ranges
  • Single Plane Collimating Ranges
  • Spherical Surface Ranges
  • Near-Field Probe Arrays
  • Near-Field Range Qualification and Certification
  • Test Planning, Pulse, and High Power Testing
  • Range Characterization and Compensation
  • Microwave Holography

Course Materials

Participants receive course notes.

Course Administrator

Ed Joy

Certificate Information

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