Time domain antenna pattern measurements

dc.contributor.authorPredoehl, Andrew M.en
dc.contributor.committeechairStutzman, Warren L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNunnally, Charles E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberPratt, Timothy J.en
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:49:07Zen
dc.date.adate2008-11-07en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:49:07Zen
dc.date.issued1996en
dc.date.rdate2008-11-07en
dc.date.sdate2008-11-07en
dc.description.abstractMultipath on far-field antenna ranges causes distortion of antenna pattern measurements: The multi path components have differing path lengths and hence can be separated by illuminating the antenna under test with short-duration pulses. Alternatively, antenna measurements can be made in the frequency domain, and the Fourier transform can be used to relate the frequency-domain measurements to the antenna's time-domain response. The interference then can be removed with a time-domain gate, and transformed back into the frequency domain to yield improved CW antenna patterns. Virginia Tech has recently completed a major upgrade of their far-field antenna range and implemented a system to perform this data collection and data processing. This thesis describes the principles and implementation of the time-domain processing part of the system. Further, it demonstrates the validity of the method by showing the improvements in pattern measurement that have been achieved with the new system.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentviii, 102 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-11072008-063651en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11072008-063651/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/45487en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.P743.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 35303180en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectantennasen
dc.subjectdigital signal processingen
dc.subjectgatingen
dc.subjectpatternen
dc.subjecttime domainen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.P743en
dc.titleTime domain antenna pattern measurementsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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