Post-processing Techniques in Antenna Measurement

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This newsletter follows the last with more information about learning opportunities in antenna measurement techniques. We are proud to promote the latest book by MVG’s scientific director, Lars Foged in collaboration with Manuel Sierra Castañer, professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Post-processing Techniques in Antenna Measurement summarizes developments in post-processing that are improving the quality and effectiveness of modern antenna measurements. Recent advances in near to far field transformation algorithms for enhancing measurement accuracy in the presence of different common error sources are explained as well as developments in techniques for reducing acquisition time and the effect of echoes, noise, and leakage. 

A range of experts from academia and industry have contributed to this book, which explains and illustrates through practical examples several efficient source reconstruction techniques, and the use of modal and spatial filtering to understand intimate features of measured antennas. Phase recovery techniques are explained, and the book demonstrates how combining simulations and measurements can allow for more accurate and faster antenna designs. This book is a useful resource for academics and industry professionals alike interested in both antenna measurement and antenna design.

About the Authors

Manuel Sierra Castaner Manuel Sierra Castañer is a Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is Senior Member of the IEEE and the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA). He is currently vice-chair of the European Association of Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP). 

Lars Jacob Foged Lars Jacob Foged is Scientific Director of Microwave Vision Group and Associate Director of Microwave Vision Italy. He is Senior Member of IEEE and has been Secretary of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee since 2004. He is a Fellow of the Antenna Measurements Techniques Association (AMTA) and recipient of its Distinguished Achievement Award.