A full characterization of the far-field noise obtained from cylindrical near-field to far-field transformation, for a white Gaussian, space stationary, near-field noise is derived. A possible source for such noise is the receiver additive noise. The noise characterization is done by obtaining the autocorrelation of the far-field noise, which is shown to be easily computed during the transformation process. Even for this simple case, the far-field noise has complex behavior dependent on the measurement probe. Once the statistical properties of the far-field noise are determined, it is possible to compute upper and lower bounds for the antenna radiation pattern for a given probability. These bounds define a strip within the radiation pattern with the desired probability. This may be used as part of a complete near-field error analysis of a particular cylindrical near-field facility.
CitationRomeu Robert, J; Jofre Roca, L; Cardama Aznar, A. Far-field errors due to random noise in cylindrical near-field measurements. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 1992, vol. 40, núm.1, pàg. 79-84
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