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Antenna Testing Testing Services

Antenna Testing Testing Services

Your Choice of Patterns And Resolutions

  • We can measure your passive antenna gain patterns in full 3D spherical or 2D polar plots (or even “1D” single-direction)
  • Our antenna testing chamber’s frequency range is 300 MHz to 40 GHz on passive antennas, with wide sweeps available to cover your antenna’s entire operating range with one test setup
  • You get spreadsheets of your gain results in dBi, and the ability to plot any pattern in your frequency range, as well as Radiation Efficiency vs. Frequency from 3D plots and vector/phase/LHCP/RHCP/Axial data for Circularly Polarized antennas (even in the K bands)
  • Our fast turn around time is just days, written quotes are quick, and our prices are listed online
  • We can also measure live antennas with EIRP and TRP results in dBm

Standard Resolution Is $350

Our base rate for antenna testing is $350 per antenna with a $175 lab setup fee for your project. Choose from either 2D polar plots (two cuts at 2 degree resolution) or 3D spherical plots (10 degree resolution) for your antenna. We recommend 3D plots for all new, unproven, and non-directional antennas. Not sure … you can get 2D vs. 3D help here. Our 3D plots allow unparalleled visibility into an antenna’s true radiation pattern, and often show features that are impossible to visualize with just 2D polar cuts. Because spherical data covers all directions, our test program will also calculate and include antenna radiation efficiency vs frequency. Spherical antenna patterns frequently surprise first time designers, and we expose deviations from expected or simulated results due to real-life disturbances such as feed line attachment. See all of the benefits here, and learn more with our Educational Pages.

Deliverables For Standard Resolution Antenna Tests:

  • 3D Spherical plots (renderable on your desktop PC) at 10 degree resolution with Vertical, Horizontal, and Total gain in dBi
  • 2D Polar plots (renderable in Excel) at 2 degree resolution, two orthogonal cuts with Vertical, Horizontal, and Total gain in dBi (a third orthogonal cut is optional)
  • Gain in dBi is reported at each of the hundreds of pattern directions, over your entire swept frequency range
  • Spreadsheet results allow easy post processing and quick custom plots such as “efficiency vs frequency,” “forward gain vs. frequency,” “front-to-back ratios,” and much more
  • Photographs of your test setup in our RF anechoic antenna testing chamber
  • Vector gain/phase data with LHCP and RHCP components, as well as axial ratio for Circularly Polarized antennas

High Resolution $700

This higher resolution option delivers the same pattern shapes, but at 5 degree resolution for spherical testing (4 times as many physical test directions), or 1 degree resolution for 2D polar plots. The frequency setup, charge is still $175, with the per antenna test charge at $700. You can see our full price list here.

Maximum Antenna Size:

Our antenna testing service allows for a maximum test size of 24 x 24 inches with a depth of 24 inches or less.