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Antenna Parameter Measurement by Near-Field Techniques Short Course


The purpose of the short course is to transfer NIST antenna measurement technology to industry and other agencies.

This course is designed for engineers and scientists concerned with the accurate measurement of antenna parameters. Major emphasis will be placed on the theory of near-field antenna-antenna interactions, applications to near-field scanning on planar, cylindrical, and spherical surfaces, and the computation of desired antenna characteristics from near-field data. Comparisons will be made of the planar, cylindrical, and spherical scanning methods, and the advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed. In addition, the extrapolation method of determining absolute gain and polarization will be treated and probe pattern measurements discussed.

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.


Start Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
End Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Location: Building 81, NIST Boulder, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Other


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Online registration will close at 5:00 pm ET on September 2, 2014.

Registration fee: $1,655. All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Registration Contact:

Teresa Vicente, 301-975-3883


NIST Boulder Visitor Information

Best Western Boulder Inn
Reservations should be made early in order to ensure space. Requests received after August 7, 2014 will be filled on a space available basis.

Best Western Boulder Inn
770 28th Street Boulder, CO 80303
303-449-3800 or 800‐233‐8469
Please mention “NIST ANTENNA” for group rate

Online Reservations

Rate: $119/night + tax
Includes Continental Breakfast

Technical Contact:

Michael H. Francis, 303-497-5873