Total Radiated Power Measurement in an Uncalibrated Reverberation Chamber
Defence Science Journal
With the increased use of wireless communication in recent years, the use of reverberation chamber (RC) has increased to a great extent. Reverberation chambers have been eminently used for EMC testing and shielding effectiveness. The environment it provides is very similar to the reverberant surroundings that antenna undergoes in real life use. An experiment to measure total radiated power of antenna, antenna efficiency and quality factor of chamber in indoor environment is proposed. This will
... roposed. This will make the measurement very simple and inexpensive as designing and calibration of chamber will not be needed. In this paper, we have used three different techniques to compare total radiated power, quality factor, Rician K factor and efficiency of a patch antenna measured in indoor environment with RC data. The three method used include plate stirring method and two time domain methods. The time domain methods use modulated pulse and Gaussian pulse respectively for the measurement. The antenna and chamber parameters are measured in the real time and the data matched well with the RC data for different techniques.