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About the course

Our Modern Antenna Range Measurement course is a four-day, live virtual, programme providing engineers with a better understanding of antenna measurement concepts, theory, practice, and techniques.

The course runs over four half-days from 1pm – 5:30pm GMT time, allowing delegates from the UK, Europe, and North America to join virtually.

The course will offer an introduction to antenna measurements and antenna measurement systems, a grounding in standard planar near-field theory, as well as an overview of advanced techniques. The course takes a practical approach, helping you to hit the ground running back in the office or lab.

You’ll learn the theory and practice of antenna measurements, range assessments and error budgets, as well as covering the practicalities of taking high quality measurements including selecting measurement type and measurement setup, choosing near-field probes, and interpreting data.

The course is delivered by a leading expert in the field, Prof Stuart Gregson, and you’ll have the opportunity to ask him your questions throughout the interactive sessions.

Technical visit

Antennas Measurement Lab (AML)

Also included in the course is the option to attend a technical visit to the Antennas Measurement Lab (AML) at Queen Mary University London on 6 December.

This is an exciting chance to see one of the most advanced antenna laboratories in university use today, showcasing a range of antenna measurement systems.

The lab includes a Microwave CATR reflector, a general purpose anechoic chamber, NSI planar near-field beam pattern scanner, high performance cascade microtech probe system, microwave and mm-wave instrumentation, time domain spectroscopy at THz frequencies, clean-room and circuit printing facilities, and a body-centric wireless sensor lab.

For those able to attend in person, you’ll have the chance to meet your fellow course attendees and join both them and Stuart for a networking lunch.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for researchers, practicing engineers and technicians who want to obtain a better understanding of antenna measurement concepts, theory, practice and techniques as well as anyone who has a need to acquire, use, or interpret antenna measurement data.

It is suitable for both new and experienced professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the field of antenna test and measurements in space, aerospace, defence, and communications related applications.

Session highlights

  • Introduction to Antennas and EM radiation
  • Antenna Measurement Fundamentals
  • Planar near-field Theory (measurement view)
  • Coordinate systems and polarization bases
  • Gain and efficiency measurements
  • Probes for antenna measurements
  • Introduction to advanced techniques including scattering suppression, phase retrieval, non-canonical transformations

All course delegates will receive a complimentary copy of the 2nd edition of the IET text, Principles of Planar Near-Field Antenna Measurements, of which Stuart is the lead author.

Upon registration, course delegates will also receive a discount code for the following IET texts, of which Stuart is a co-author: