Paola Di Ninni, Pietro Bolli, Fabio Paonessa, Giuseppe Pupillo, Giuseppe Virone and Stefan J. Wijnholds, "Comparison between Measured and Simulated Antenna Patterns for a LOFAR LBA array," 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen (Denmark), 15 - 20 March 2020.
UAV-based system has been employed for a measurement campaign on a station of the radio telescope LOFAR to characterize the individual Low Band Antenna patterns. The experimental set-up has been then simulated with a full-wave software and numerical embedded element patterns have been compared to the measured results. A statistical analysis of the differences between the two data sets has been finally carried out to estimate the accuracy of the electromagnetic model.
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