Deliverable 8.3: First prototype of the antenna ready

Parts of the activities in Work Package 8 of the EISCAT_3D Preparatory Phase project involves design of the antenna elements to be used in the full EISCAT_3D system. Deliverable 8.3 is a report presenting the design of, and measurements on, the first antenna prototype developed in WP8 for the EISCAT_3D system. The work was performed by Gelab AB together with Luleå University of Technology.

EISCAT_3D antenna prototype

Deliverable 8.3 is a report presenting the design of, and measurements on, the first antenna prototype developed in WP8 for the EISCAT_3D system. The work has been performed by Gelab AB together with Luleå University of Technology. The report covers:

  • The construction of an electric full-scale model of the “Gunnar Isaksson Antenna no:1”
  • Measurements of S-parameters (S11 and S22, Return loss) and radiation pattern of the above constructed full scale model.