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Transmitter Pattern Testing Services

Transmitter Pattern Testing Services

Live Antenna Testing From 300 MHz to 18 GHz

  • We measure EIRP patterns in 2D (traditional polar plots) or full 3D spherical plots
  • Our antenna testing chamber’s frequency range is 300 MHz to 18 GHz on “live antennas”
  • You get spreadsheets of your EIRP results in dBm, and the ability to plot any pattern in your swept frequency test, as well as Total Radiated Power calculated from 3D plots
  • We can also measure passive antennas
  • Our fast turn around time is just days, written quotes are quick, and our online prices are here

Standard Resolution: $350

Our base rate for antenna/transmitter testing is $350 per “run” 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 transmitter/antenna combination. We recommend 3D plots for all new, unproven, and non-directional antennas (get 2D/3D help here). The 3D plot allows unparalleled visibility into a device’s true radiation pattern, and often shows 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 the device’s Total Radiated Power. Spherical antenna patterns frequently surprise first time designers, and deviations from expected or simulated results are due to real-life disturbances such as enclosures, batteries, and attached I/O cables. See all of the benefits here, and learn more with our Educational Pages.

Deliverables For Standard Resolution Live Antenna Transmitter Tests:

  • 3D Spherical plots at 10 degree resolution with Vertical, Horizontal, and Total EIRP in dBm
  • 2D Polar plots at 2 degree resolution, two orthogonal cuts with Vertical, Horizontal, and Total EIRP in dBm
  • The device’s apparent radiated power (EIRP) in dBm is reported at each of the hundreds of pattern directions
  • Spreadsheet results allow easy post processing and custom plots like “Peak EIRP In Any Direction”, or “Peak EIRP Above Ground Plane”, and much more
  • Photographs of your test setup in the RF anechoic antenna testing chamber

High Resolution $700

This higher-resolution option delivers the same patterns at 5-degree resolution for spherical testing, or 1-degree resolution for 2D polar plots. The frequency setup charge is still $175, with the per-antenna test charge at $700. We have a full price list detailed here.

Maximum Device Size:

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