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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2019, Article ID 8171978, 7 pages
Research Article

Experimental Verification of the Weibull Distribution in a Reverberation Chamber

1College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 211106, China
2The 41st Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, Qingdao 266555, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Qian Xu; moc.liamxof@uxme

Received 24 May 2019; Revised 28 June 2019; Accepted 19 July 2019; Published 7 August 2019

Academic Editor: Mauro Parise

Copyright © 2019 Jianhua Xu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A Weibull distribution has been proposed for the probability density function (PDF) of the magnitude of the E-field in a reverberation chamber (RC). However, the Weibull distribution has two parameters, and if the parameters are position sensitive, the use of the Weibull distribution could be very limited. We investigate the sensitivity of the estimated parameters of the Weibull distribution in this study; the measurement results show that the parameters of the Weibull distribution depend on the positions of the antenna (or device under test), but not sensitive, and the statistical behavior of the parameters can be quantified. This means that the model of the Weibull distribution has a wider usable frequency range than that of the Rayleigh distribution and the statistical variation of the parameters needs to be considered.