Issue on Calibration of Direct Feed Biconical Antenna in a Semi-Anechoic Chamber Using Standard Antenna Method
Antenna calibration is crucial to ensure the accuracy of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) measurement results. Standard Antenna Method (SAM) is one of the methods widely used in antenna calibration which requires reference antenna with known Antenna Factor (AF) in a free space environment. The work presented in this paper is on the calibration of the AF of a direct-feed biconical antenna in a semi-anechoic chamber (SAC) with considerations given to the effects of ground plane, antenna height, reference antenna type and effects of phase center. The frequency range for the analysis is from 200 MHz to 2 GHz. It is found that antenna located 1.5 m from ground provides the best result compared to modeling. In addition, the phase centers of the reference and test antenna must be at the same positions during the measurements.
Ahmad Razlan Yusoff and Ismed Iskandar
S.' Z. Sapuan et al., "Issue on Calibration of Direct Feed Biconical Antenna in a Semi-Anechoic Chamber Using Standard Antenna Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 903, pp. 273-278, 2014