Selecting an antenna for testing can sometimes be straightforward but often requires some specific consideration. This application note offers several simple guidelines for choosing the best antenna for your application.
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By M. Reckeweg and Dr. C. Rohner,Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
This white paper describes the basic functionality of antennas. Starting with Hertz's Antenna model followed by a short introduction to the fundamentals of wave propagation, the important general characteristics of an antenna and its associated parameters are explained.
Manufacturing multi-antenna, high frequency 5G transceivers requires rapidly testing large transceiver arrays at millimeter-wave frequencies over the air. This case study details how a company adopted a distributed test architecture to significantly increase manufacturing speed and improve asset utilization.
This application note demonstrates the different options available when using the WIPL-D Pro 3D EM Solver for the simulation of complex printed wideband antennas. It also illustrates the simplicity of using WIPL-D Pro CAD to create models for this type of antenna.
This app note describes how to design a transmit/receive module with a 2x2 phased-array antenna operating in the 8 to 12 GHz range. This paper also covers capabilities within the NI AWR Design Environment platform, including multi-technology and circuit/system co-simulation.
IDS is able to support the antenna development process from start to finish, from the initial analysis of the requirements and the choice of the type of solution to the optimal installation of a finished system in an operational environment.
Hervé Dutruc, antenna and communication expert at Airbus Helicopters, highlights some of the challenges the company faces for antenna design and installation definition. Airbus Helicopters relies on Altair Feko simulations to support the increased of use of composite materials and growing frequency for communication systems.
Antennas are easily one of the least understood components in an EMC test instrumentation set-up. With little understanding, poor antenna choices could be made and lead to problems such as inaccurate test data, failed tests, prolonged or difficult procedures, and repeatability problems.