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||A Study of the Effects of the Ground Plane and the Phase Center on the LPDA Antenna Factor|
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||LPDA (Log-Periodic Dipole Array Antenna)
Whether an Open Area Test Site (OATS) is qualified is based on the Normalized Site Attenuation (NSA). The purpose is to eliminate the influence of Antenna Factor (AF). Usually the AF provided by the manufacturer adopts the Standard Site Method (SSM) and is quoted from measurements at a 10-m range. In practice, the AF varies with the measurement conditions. This uncertainly will translate into error in NSA measurements. Currently radiated electromagnetic interference measurement mostly adopts the broadband antennas, and LPDA is one of the antennas used extensively. However, the AF provided by the manufacturer does not consider shifts in the phase center of LPDA with frequency. In the meantime the radiation pattern of LPDA is different from that of a short dipole. The investigation of this thesis will focus on these two parts.
In determining the phase center of LPDA antenna we adopt the average shift of phase center to improve the AF. The numerical simulation results show that such an arrangement can result in improvement. We also use the method of PCPM (Phase Center and Pattern Matching) to modify the AF under different conditions of measurement when a ground plane is present. Our study, by using the numerical simulation and measurement, shows that this indeed improves the variation of AF over that obtained by SSM. In addition, efforts are also made to have a detailed discussion in mutually coupling effects between the LPDA antenna and the ground plane, in order to distinguish the impact on AF due to the coupling of the LPDA antenna and its image. Our numerical simulation results indicate that it does not have a significant effect.
||Chih-Wen Kuo - chair|
Tzong-Lin Wu - co-chair
Ken-Huang Lin - advisor
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