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Title: Error margin for antenna gain measurements
Authors: Cable, V.
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Citation: 2002 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
San Antonio, TX, USA
Abstract: The specification of measured antenna gain is incomplete without knowing the error of the measurement. Also, unless gain is measured many times for a single antenna or over many identical antennas, the uncertainty or error in a single measurement is only an estimate. In this paper, we will examine in detail a typical error budget for common antenna gain measurements. We will also compute the gain uncertainty for a specific UHF horn test that was recently performed on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) antenna range. The paper concludes with comments on these results and how they compare with the "unofficial" JPL range standard of +/- ?.
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