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 Post subject: antenna feed cable pattern perturbation
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:33 pm 

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Does anyone know a scheme to minimize scattering from the feed coax of an antenna under test during gain/pattern measurements? Frequency is 2.4 or 5.8 GHz. The problem is for configurations where the coax cannot be oriented perpendicular to the incident field.



 Post subject: Antenna feed scattering
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:44 pm 
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Does it really make sense to make an antenna measurement that has no connection to how the antenna will actually function in the real world??

That said, you might consider the use of RF absorbing material around the cable, to make it appear to have the 377 Ohm impedance of free space.

Good Luck,

 Post subject: Antenna Feed cable Pattern Perturbation
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:10 am 
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This is a fairly old posting, but hopefully not too late.

You could wrap the feeder cable with strips of FM4 ferrite-loaded rubber sheet type FM4 from Feriti.


Posted  11/12/2012