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Antenna efficiency from model measurements

by William E. Fannin

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English

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      An antenna receives electric signals from the transmitter circuits and converts them into electromagnetic waves. The efficiency of the antenna in performing this conversion, known as antenna radiation efficiency, is defined as the ratio of the power dissipated into space to the net power delivered to the antenna by the transmitter circuits. The aperture, gain, and efficiency of an antenna were all defined in Chapter 1 for antennas in general. The aperture A of a dish antenna is the area of the reflector as seen by a passing radio wave: A = πr2 where r is the radius, half of the diameter of the dish. If we replace a dish antenna with a much larger one, the greater aperture of the.

    for an ideal antenna pattern using the elliptical model. The middle plot shows the gain for an ideal antenna using the rectangular model. The low er plot of Figure 4 shows the gain of a typical real antenn a (rectangular model using an efficiency of 70%or elliptical model using an efficienc y . Measurement Coordinate System In the antenna matrix measurement application notes (AN, AN, and AN), the antenna PCB is in the XY plane, and the Z-axis is perpendicular to the PCB plane. Typical PCB positions at the XY, XZ, and YZ cuts are shown in Figure In the measured pattern plots, the angle rotation is clockwise.

    The primary goal of measuring any antenna is to identify performance that closely correlates to far-field results. Although many different types of projection are available, we will focus this discussion on Plane Wave/Modal Expansion. The basic measurements required include the radiation pattern, gain, efficiency, beamwidth, and polarization. For other types of antenna the radiation efficiency is less easy to calculate and is usually determined by measurements. The gain of an antenna is the directivity multiplied by the radiation efficiency, as described in Std Ohmic and ground loss. The loss of radio-frequency power to heat can be subdivided many different ways, depending.


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Antenna efficiency from model measurements by William E. Fannin Download PDF EPUB FB2

The antenna efficiency is measured in an anechoic chamber by feeding some power to the antenna feed pads and measuring the strength of the radiated electromagnetic field in the surrounding space. A good antenna, in general, radiates 50 – 60 % of the energy fed to it (-3 to dB).File Size: KB.

If ε_t is the total efficiency, I_L is the impedance mismatch loss or antenna's loss which should be between 0 to 1 and ε_r is the radiated efficiency then the equation is given by [23], ε_t =I.

The antenna efficiency is the ratio of directivity to gain. It takes into consideration all the power lost before radiation. The losses may be due to mismatch at the input terminals, conduction losses, dielectric losses and spillover losses.

Effective Isotropically Radiated Power (EIRP). The antenna efficiency is measured in an anechoic chamber by feeding some power to the antenna feed pads and measuring the strength?of the radiated electromagnetic field in the surrounding space. A good antenna, in general, radiates 50 – 60 % of the energy fed to it (-3 to dB).

inefficient antenna produces a small-amplitude EM wave for the same feed power, and converts most of the power into heat. Generally people don't think of radio-frequency radiation in terms of discrete particles (oscillating electrons and photons) -they typically use the wave model instead, as it's much easier to use.

An Antenna efficiency from model measurements book Is A Basic. S.D. Stearns, K6OIK Page 2 ARRL Pacificon Octo Outline Electromagnetics and antenna engineering basics Dipole impedance by antenna theory ¾Induced EMF method ¾King-Harrison-Middleton iterative methods () ¾Hill’s radiation pattern integration method () ¾MoM solution of Hallen’s or Pocklington’s integral equations Antenna impedance models.

governing antenna properties and includes a complete description of a site calibra-tion for pattern-measurement testing. Antenna pattern measurement refers to the determination of the radiation pattern of an antenna under test (AUT). It is the measurement of the relative magnitude and phase of an electromagnetic signal re-ceived from the AUT.

Al. Being a ratio, antenna efficiency is a number between 0 and 1. However, antenna efficiency is commonly quoted in terms of a percentage; for example, an efficiency of is the same as 50%.

Antenna efficiency is also frequently quoted in decibels (dB); an efficiency of is 10% or ( dB), and an efficiency of or 50% is -3 dB. Computerized antenna modeling is evaluating the performance of a system that is governed by the laws of physics.

Antenna-modeling programs are computer programs that use mathematics to calculate and predict the electrical performance of an antenna.

Modeling usually has its limitations, partly because the mathematical model that we. Clerks in radio stores told me that this book was outselling other titles They confirmed that the types of people who buy the book meet the profile above.

It was with surprise and delight that I noted that clerks in one radio store could cite the McGraw-Hill catalog number from memory, when they could not do that for other antenna books. Reflectarray Element Measurements References 3 System Design and Aperture Efficiency Analysis A General Feed Model Models of Linearly Polarized and Circularly Polarized Feeds Balanced Feed Models Aperture Efficiency Spillover Efficiency Illumination Efficiency NSI VNA antenna measurement system based on the NSI Model V-5'×5' Near-Field Vertical Scanner and the Agilent ES Vector Network Analyzer The total antenna efficiency is the.

"The ARRL Antenna Book" uses the lumped circuit model for HF loading coils which is an inaccurate thing to do in a distributed network circuit with reflections. The helix model in EZNEC presents a much more accurate picture as does the distributed network model or Maxwell's Equations.

The spotlight is comparable to an antenna with increased directivity. Gain is the practical value of the directivity. The relation between gain and directivity includes a new parameter (η) which describes the efficiency of the antenna.

G = η • D For example an antenna with 3 dB of directivity and 50% of efficiency will have a gain of 0 dB. The author discusses electromagnetic radiation and antenna characteristics such as impedance, radiation pattern, polarization, gain and efficiency.

In addition, the book provides readers with the necessary tools for analyzing complex antennas and for designing new ones. Summary This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Antenna Ranges Microwave Absorbing Material Instrumentation Radiation Patterns Gain Measurements Directivity Measurements.

Abstract: Two methods for measuring antenna efficiency are described. The two methods, referred to as the Wheeler method and the Q method, are used to find the efficiency of electrically small multiturn loop antennas.

The principal advantage of both. This book provides a comprehensive introduction and explanation of both the theory and practice of all forms of modern antenna measurements, from their most basic postulates and assumptions to the intricate details of their application in various demanding modern measurement.

So, it isn't uncommon for antenna manufacturers to publish their static (bench) Q measurements, and apply them to the assembled antenna. With this in mind, if a manufacturer claims their assembled coil Q is overbe very leery. ☜Return☜ Calculating Efficiency. There is no easy, cut and dried, measure of antenna efficiency.

7 1 GROUNDPLANE ANTENNA Model FA -2 Reliable communications in radio systems depends upon the over-all effectiveness of both the base station and mobile unit antennas. Semi-empirical Model Measurement Uncertainty of Antenna Efficiency Summary References 9 Inter-Comparison Between Antenna Radiation Efficiency Measurements Performed in an Anechoic Chamber and in a Reverberation Chamber Tian-Hong Loh and Wanquan Qi.

Introduction Measurement Facilities and Setups There is a formula for loop efficiency in the ARRL Antenna Book and online calculators that differs from Eq. 1: [Design] Efficiency = RRAD / RCOND Eq. 3 RCOND is .5.

Impedance Measurements. The fifth antenna measurement section illustrates how to determine an antenna's impedance as a function of frequency. Here the focus is on the use of a Vector Network Analyzer (VNA).

6. Scale Model Measurements. The sixth antenna measurement section explains the useful concept of scale model measurements.