Tutorial Workshop at Bangkok on August 7, 2012

The day before TJMW2012 (2012 Thailand-Japan Micro Wave), AP tutorial workshop, entitled “Fundamentals of antenna measurement technique”, will be held at the same venue. It is sponsored and organized by the technical committee on antennas and propagation, IEICE, Japan.

Date & Time

9:30am to 12:00am (noon) on August 7, 2012.


Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand


Fundamentals of antenna measurement technique


Dr. Nozomu Ishii
Niigata University, Japan


With the advent of the vector network analyzer, the accuracy of the input impedance measurement of small antennas has been improved. However, the characteristics of the small antennas are still sensitive to the surrounding environment, it is necessary to pay sufficient attention to the measurement even if the performance of the instrument were improved. In this tutorial workshop, first, the importance of understanding the basics required in the measurement of the small antennas, identifying the error factors and the uncertainty are described. Second, the precautions on the handling of the cables and connectors used from the VHF/UHF band to the microwave band are enumerated. The technique of the input impedance measurement of the antenna using the vector network analyzer, including the electrical length compensation, is overviewed. Finally, the radiation pattern measurement of the antenna and corresponding error factors are discussed.

About the speaker

Nozomu Ishii received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degrees from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, in 1989, 1991, and 1996, respectively. In 1991, he joined the faculty of Engineering at Hokkaido University. Since 1998, he has been with the faculty of Engineering at Niigata University, Japan, where he is currently an associate professor of the department of the Biocybernetics. He is a secretary of the technical committee on antennas and propagation at the IEICE, 2011-2013. He is a member of the IEEE. His current interests are in the area of small antenna, antenna analysis and measurement.

Contact person

Dr. Toru Takahashi (Mitsubishi Electric)
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