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Planar near-field measurements of microstrip array antenna using photonic sensor at X band

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5 Author(s)
Hirose, M. ; Nat. Metrol. Inst. of Japan, Ibaraki, Japan ; Ishizone, T. ; Ichijoh, J. ; Tonhata, S.
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Planar near-field measurements (PNFM) are widely used as a technique for antenna pattern measurements of directive antennas. However the equipment becomes large and heavy below a few GHz, because the size and the weight increase relating to the wavelength. To overcome the difficulties, we have proposed a photonic sensor as the probe for the PNFM and have shown its usefulness through the measurement of a horn antenna at 8 GHz. In this paper, we also show that the photonic sensor can be used for antenna pattern measurements at 9.41 GHz, of a microstrip array antenna.

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Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 2003. IEEE  (Volume:4 )

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22-27 June 2003