Detailed Electrical Design of a Novel High Performance Compensated Compact Antenna Test Range

31 Mar 2023

The detailed electrical design of a new compensated compact antenna test range (CATR) to be installed in the HERTZ 2.0 measurement facility at the European Space Agency (ESA) is described. The CATR meets the stringent requirement of an overall peak-to-peak amplitude ripple of 0.5 dB and phase ripple of 4 deg, from 1 GHz to 400 GHz. To design the system, a novel approach making use of an initial trade-off with ray tracing and a subsequent detailed full wave analysis and optimization of the serrations profile, length and orientation was used. In this paper we describe the choices taken during the design and show the detailed performances at L band.

Publication: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)

Place: Florence, Italy

C. Cappellin / P. G. Nicolaci / S. B. Sørensen / W. H. Yatman / M. M. Bilgic / D. Trenta / L. Rolo /
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