Integral equation formulation for probe corrected farfield reconstruction from measurements on a cylinder
Abstract
A method has been developed for farfield evaluation from measurements taken on a cylinder. The antenna and probe fields are represented by superpositions of plane waves, and two integral equations are derived whose functions are the elevation and azimuthal components of the antenna pattern. The known components are the measurements taken by either two probes or a single probe with two geometrical orientations. The convolutional nature of the integral equations makes Fourier analysis techniques applicable to a straightforward solution and an efficient computational procedure. Good agreement has been found between experimental and reconstructed patterns for both nominal and cross polarized field components.
 Publication:

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
 Pub Date:
 July 1978
 DOI:
 10.1109/TAP.1978.1141896
 Bibcode:
 1978ITAP...26..572B
 Keywords:

 Antenna Radiation Patterns;
 Electrostatic Probes;
 Far Fields;
 Integral Equations;
 Radiation Distribution;
 Cylinders;
 Mathematical Models;
 Plane Waves;
 Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking