Mm- and sub-mm wave hologram based compact antenna test ranges used for electrical antenna testing

Janne Häkli, Juha Ala-Laurinaho, Tomi Koskinen, Anne Lönnqvist, Juha Mallat, Ville Viikari, Jussi Säily, Antti V. Räisänen, Jussi Tuovinen, Jerzy Lemanczyk

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    Abstract

    The hologram based compact antenna test range is a viable option for testing millimetre and sub-millimetre wave antennas. The relatively low manufacturing costs of the holograms allow test-specific CATRs that can be constructed to the location of the antenna-under-test eliminating the need to transport the satellite to the test site. The hologram based CATR has been used to test the ODIN satellite telescope at 119 GHz and the ADMIRALS RTO antenna at 322 GHz. In this paper, the constructed hologram based CATRs and the antenna test results at 119 GHz and 322 GHz are described. The effect of the quiet-zone field quality on the ADMIRALS RTO results is discussed. Furthermore, the feasibility of the hologram CATRs for shorter sub-millimetre wavelengths is investigated with a demonstration CATR at 644 GHz, and the on-going and future research is also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication28th ESA Antenna Workshop on Space Antenna Systems and Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationState of the Art in a Strategic Area and Creative Ways Forward
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event28th ESA Antenna Workshop on Space Antenna Systems and Technologies - ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 31 May 20053 Jun 2005

    Publication series

    SeriesESA Conference Proceedings
    Volume247
    ISSN1022-6656

    Conference

    Conference28th ESA Antenna Workshop on Space Antenna Systems and Technologies
    CountryNetherlands
    CityNoordwijk
    Period31/05/053/06/05

    Keywords

    • antenna measurment
    • satellite antennas
    • hologram
    • submillimeter waves

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    Häkli, J., Ala-Laurinaho, J., Koskinen, T., Lönnqvist, A., Mallat, J., Viikari, V., Säily, J., Räisänen, A. V., Tuovinen, J., & Lemanczyk, J. (2005). Mm- and sub-mm wave hologram based compact antenna test ranges used for electrical antenna testing. In 28th ESA Antenna Workshop on Space Antenna Systems and Technologies: State of the Art in a Strategic Area and Creative Ways Forward European Space Agency ESA. ESA Conference Proceedings, Vol.. 247