Measurements and Numerical Simulations to Enhance the assessment of Antenna Coupling

Antenna MVGA post-processing procedure has been presented in recent publications to create an accurate numerical model of a measured antenna. The post-processing is based on the equivalent current technique as implemented in the INSIGHT software from MVG. Such models are applicable in standard commercial Computational Electromagnetic (CEM) solvers to determine the performance of measured antennas situated in complex environments. The method also gives an accurate assessment of the resulting element coupling if the measured antenna is duplicated and used in array configuration as reported in this paper, a wide-band numerical model of the measured antenna is presented, improving the accuracy of the coupling assessment. The finding are supported by radiated and conducted measurement on the single element and the array configuration.