Patch antenna directivity analysis using an equi-area method

S. Ullah, J. A. Flint, R. D. Seager
2008 2008 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference  
The widespread exploitation of mobile cellular phones and use of wireless devices such as PDAs, in-vehicle Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, and the future deployment of mobile satellite digital audio and video has developed a re-energized interest in efficient and accurate measurement techniques for antennas. This paper demonstrates directivity analysis of a patch antenna using a new fast, rotation-invariant spherical near-field antenna measurement technique. The method is based on an
more » ... thod is based on an equi-area surface partitioning algorithm. The paper evaluates the sampling technique's performance when compared with a normal spherical near-field measurement technique using equal angle sampling.
doi:10.1109/lapc.2008.4516938 fatcat:c6ucrk5pazhd3epmonf6sqhkry