A hologram-based compact antenna test range (CATR) is being developed to overcome challenges met in antenna testing at submillimeter wavelengths. For the first time, this type of CATR has been built for testing of a large reflector antenna at submillimeter wavelengths. The CATR is based on a 3-m computer-generated hologram as the focusing element. This paper discusses the design and the construction of the CATR, and the verification of the CATR operation with quiet-zone tests done for the CATR prior to the antenna testing. Assembly of the CATR, testing of the 1.5-m reflector antenna at 322 GHz, and the disassembly were all done within two months in 2003. The quiet-zone field measurement results are analyzed in this paper. The CATR was concluded to be qualified for antenna testing. The antenna testing is described in a separate paper.
- antenna measurements
- compact antenna test range
- submillimeter wave
Lönnqvist, A., Koskinen, T., Häkli, J., Säily, J., Ala-Laurinaho, J., Mallat, J., Viikari, V., Tuovinen, J., & Räisänen, A. V. (2005). Hologram-based compact range for submillimeter-wave antenna testing. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 53(10), 3151 - 3159. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2005.856344