Near-Field Antenna Measurement Techniques

Course Description

Explore the state of the art in near-field antenna measurement techniques. Examine planar surface, cylindrical surface, spherical surface and near-field probe array ranges, with an overview of the basic theory, procedures and optimal applications. Measured results are used to demonstrate each technique discussed. Course instructors include some of the original developers of the near-field antenna measurement technique.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Jul 16, 2018 Jul 20, 2018 Monday, July 16, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Boulder, Colorado $2,095 18346
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15193 Jun 8, 2015 Jun 12, 2015 Classroom Boulder, Colorado $2,095
16074 Jun 6, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Classroom Boulder, Colorado $2,095
17200 Jun 12, 2017 Jun 16, 2017 Classroom Boulder, Colorado $2,095

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

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Who Should Attend

Those new to near-field antenna measurements and those considering the addition of an antenna-measurement facility or an upgrade of an existing antenna-measurement facility, including engineers, scientists, antenna engineering managers, project planners and antenna-measurement technicians

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand planar, cylindrical, spherical and probe array near-field antenna-measurement technique theory and applications
  • Explore mechanical alignment of near-field ranges
  • Perform probe calibration and gain extrapolation measurements
  • Perform planar, cylindrical, spherical and probe array near-field antenna measurements
  • Assess the accuracy of near-field measurement
  • Mitigate numerous near-field measurement errors and uncertainties
  • Perform range characterization and compensation measurements
  • Perform microwave holography measurement and data processing


  • Fundamentals of Antenna Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Near-field Measurement
  • Near-field Probes and Probe Characterization
  • Planar Surface Ranges
  • Planar Near-field Range Mechanical Alignment
  • Planar Position Error, NF Gain and Absorber
  • Cylindrical Surface Ranges
  • Spherical Surface Ranges
  • Near-field Probe Arrays
  • Range Reflection Suppression Techniques
  • Near-field Range Qualification and Certification
  • Range Characterization and Compensation
  • Microwave Holography
  • Test Planning, Pulse and High Power Testing

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Ed Joy, Ph.D.