Title: Approaches for Designing the Absorber Treatment on Compact Antenna Test Ranges
Speaker: Dr. Vince Rodriguez, Ph.D. | NSI-MI Technologies | Suwanee, GA, USA
Webinar Date: Originally Presented January 25, 2023
Minimizing the absorber coverage without compromising performance should be the goal of any range designer. In this talk, the steps for estimating the absorber treatment of a compact range are presented. Starting from the recommendations on IEEE STD 149 and going through more detailed designs steps an optimized design is presented that minimizes the absorber required and allows for proper cooling and illumination of the range without affecting the performance significantly. The steps are presented and some rules of thumb are given to “bypass” some of the more rigorous analysis by the use of some assumptions.
Vince Rodriguez is a man that needs no introduction. He has been involved in Measurement of EM for over 23 years, spanning EMC measurements, Antenna Measurements, HW in loop, and RCS. He is a Fellow of AMTA, and Fellow of ACES, a Senior Member of the IEEE. And the 2022 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient of AMTA
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