A Planar Near Field Setup for Millimeter-Wave System-Embedded Antenna Testing

Maria Alonso del Pino, Marco di Rosa, Massimiliano Simeoni, Maristella Spella, Carmine De Martino, Marco Spirito

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An experimental method to perform near-field measurement of system-embedded antennas is presented. The proposed approach employs two probe antennas, one fixed and one scanning, enabling to retrieve both amplitude and phase of the near-field. This allows to employ conventional nearfield to far-field transformations, without the need to resort to phase retrieval approaches. The technique is first demonstrated on a standalone 60GHz patch, showing the good agreement between the proposed method and a conventional (one probe) near-field characterization. Then, the method is applied to the characterization of embedded antennas operating in the 60GHz and 94GHz bands, and it is benchmarked with simulations and conventional far-field characterization techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • nearfield measurement
  • Embedded antenna
  • on-module antenna


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