Near-field diagnosis of an X-band telemetry antenna using infrared thermography.
Date : 31.05.23
Published in : 2023 17th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Authors : A. Laffont, S. Faure, M. Del Mastro, Q. Lamotte, J. Bhatker, M. Romier, D. Prost
This paper presents an example of antenna diagnosis using a measurement device based on infrared thermography. Infrared thermography measurements allow to obtain, in less than one minute, a high resolution near field mapping of the electric field radiated by the antenna under test. In this study, such measurements are performed on an X-band telemetry antenna and allow to quickly identify manufacturing defects by comparing the measurements with numerical results.
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