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1. (WO2014197017) PORTABLE SPHERICDAL NEAR-FIELD ANTENNA MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/197017    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/018823
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Feb 28 00:59:59 CET 2014
IPC: G01R 29/10
Applicants: ORBIT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: AUBIN, John, F.
IVERSEN, Per, Olav
LEE, Edmund
JACKSON, Brian, C.
SOERENS, Russell, Jay
SZPINDOR, Edward
KEENAN, Vincent
Title: PORTABLE SPHERICDAL NEAR-FIELD ANTENNA MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
Abstract:
A portable near- field measurement system (1) for mapping radio frequency characteristics spherically about a test object is presented. The system (1) includes an anechoic chamber (2), a rotatable annular platter (21), a rotatable platter (17), a stationary platform (46), and frequency converters (29, 45). The chamber (2) is an enclosure with an absorber material fastened to the interior thereof. The annular platter (21) is disposed horizontally within the chamber (2) and fastened to an azimuth positioner (37) that rotates the annular platter (21) about an azimuth rotation axis (24). The rotatable platter (17) is disposed vertically within the chamber (2) and rotatable about an elevation rotation axis (25) via an elevation positioner (28). Azimuth and elevation axes (24, 25) intersect perpendicularly. A gantry arm (19) with probe (20) is fastened to and extends from the rotatable platter (17). A vertical arm (66) is fastened between the annular platter (21) and elevation positioner (28). Platters (17, 21) have front and back surfaces (26, 27). A stationary platform (46) is centered within the annular platter (21) and attachable to a test column (16, 22). Front surfaces (26) are oriented toward the test column (16, 22) and covered with an absorber material (18). At least one frequency converter (29) is fastened to the back surface (27) of the rotatable platter 21 and communicable with the probe (20). At least one other frequency converter (45) is fastened to the stationary platform (46) and communicable with a target (36).