Recent developments in international facility comparison campaigns

Saporetti, María Alberica and Foged, Lars Jacob and Svensson, Bengt and Alexandridis, A. and Expósito Pérez, Isabel and Álvarez López, Yuri and Tercero, F. and Culotta López, Cosme and Sierra Castañer, Manuel (2019). Recent developments in international facility comparison campaigns. In: "​41st​ ​Annual​ ​Meeting​ ​and​ ​Symposium​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Antenna​ ​Measurement​ ​Techniques Association 2019", 06/10/2019 - 11/10/2019, San Diego, California, USA. pp. 1-6.


Title: Recent developments in international facility comparison campaigns
  • Saporetti, María Alberica
  • Foged, Lars Jacob
  • Svensson, Bengt
  • Alexandridis, A.
  • Expósito Pérez, Isabel
  • Álvarez López, Yuri
  • Tercero, F.
  • Culotta López, Cosme
  • Sierra Castañer, Manuel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: ​41st​ ​Annual​ ​Meeting​ ​and​ ​Symposium​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Antenna​ ​Measurement​ ​Techniques Association 2019
Event Dates: 06/10/2019 - 11/10/2019
Event Location: San Diego, California, USA
Title of Book: Proceedings of ​41st​ ​Annual​ ​Meeting​ ​and​ ​Symposium​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Antenna​ ​Measurement​ ​Techniques Association 2019
Date: October 2019
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The EurAAP (the European Association on Antennas and Propagation) [1] Measurements working group (WG5), constitutes a framework for cooperation to advance research and development of antenna measurements. An important on-going task of this group is to sustain the Antenna Measurement Intercomparisons. The comparison of each facility measurement of the same reference antenna in a standard configuration results in important documentation and validation of laboratory expertise and competence, allowing to validate and document the achieved measurement accuracy and to obtain and maintain accreditations like ISO 17025. An additional outcome is the improvement in antenna measurement procedures and protocols in facilities and contributions to standards, which is one of the long-term objectives of the EurAAP WG5. Several participants among Europe but also USA and ASIA have joined the activity. These campaigns will also serve for a new task, recently approved within the WG5, of self-evaluation from comparison of the measurement results. An important on-going campaign involves a X/Ku/Ka-band high gain reflector antenna MVI-SR40 fed by SH4000 Dual Ridge Horn. In this paper we report the results here for the first time. The medium gain ridge horn, MVI-SH800, equipped with an absorber plate to enhance the correlation in different facilities has been the reference antenna of another campaign. In [2] the preliminary results were shown. In this paper we present the final validation. The comparison is reported plotting the gain/directivity patterns and computing the equivalent noise level and the Birge ratio with respect to the reference pattern obtained taking into account the uncertainty declared by each facility.

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Government of SpainTEC2017-85529-C3-1-RFUTURE-RADIOUnspecifiedRadio systems and technologies for high capacity terrestrial and satellite communications in an hyperconnected work

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