Antenna & RF measurements

The following tests are routinely performed on antennas and passive microwave devices.

  • Co-polar and cross polar radiation patterns (cuts in selected planes, usually the principal planes);
  • 3-D radiation pattern (raster scan, shown as contour lines or surfaces);
  • Phase patterns;
  • Antenna phase centers;
  • Gain and directivity, efficiency;
  • Reflection coefficient and related quantities (SWR, return loss, impedance);
  • Mutual coupling and isolation;


For active devices:

  • EIRP
  • Emission spectrum and harmonics
  • Signal analysis

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