The problems associated with far-field ranges, primarily cost, are one of the motivating factors in developing near-field measurements. The fact that one can calculate the far-field pattern from near-field measurements is the basis for this technique. One thing that near-field measurements can do, that traditional far-field ranges cannot, is to also solve for field distribution in the antenna aperture, which is a good diagnostic tool, and required to calibrate certain types of phased array antennas. This course covers the basics of planar near-field measurements, both the theory and application.
This course assumes familiarity with basic RF measurements, the basic mathematics of wave phenomenon and vectors, as well as at least a familiarity with the concept of Fourier Transforms.
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