Why Are Antenna Measurements Needed?
Designing antennas, optimizing RF performance, and solving antenna-related problems are complicated, time-consuming, and costly undertakings.
When launching, or certifying a product, you must be 100% sure that it conforms to the SAR regulations. A sub-standard device, which interferes with other systems, can lead to market withdrawal, or, in the worst case, it can harm the user, and cause your company material damage.
How to assure your antenna performs as planned? Work with an experienced antenna and RF specialist with the right tools and facilities to conduct accurate, verified, and documented Antenna Measurements!
What OTA Measurements Do We Do?
Radientum provides all the commonly needed OTA measurements – currently, these include:
- Cable (passive) measurement 400 MHz- 6 GHz: 3D radiation pattern, antenna gain, efficiency, polarization
- Carrier wave power measurement 400MHz – 6 GHz
- 2.4/5GHz WIFI TRP & TIS
- Cellular 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G TRP & TIS
- UHF RFID tag performance testing including ARC/TIPP
Antenna Measurement Facilities at Radientum
Radientum has a wide range of professional tools for carrying out all antenna measurements and a fully-equipped anechoic chamber with over-the-air (OTA) measurement setup. Our anechoic chamber provides a stable environment to measure wireless performance – anytime!
Anechoic Chamber Specifications
Specifications of our anechoic chamber:
- Size: width 3m, height 3m, length 7m
- Frequencies above 400MHz
- 2-axis rotation system for 3D measurements
- Additional rotation system for RFID measurements
OTA Measurement Setup
Our OTA measurement setup consists of this equipment:
- ETS dual-polarization horn antenna 400MHz-10GHz
- Agilent E5071C 4-port VNA
- R&S CMW500, options: LTE+CA+MIMO, WLAN 802.11ac + MIMO, BLE HW support
- R&S NRP2 power meter and NRP-Z11/Z21/Z81 power sensors
- ETS EMCenter turntable control + RF switch box
- ETS EMQuest measurement software
- Voyantic Tagformance Pro RFID measurement system + ARC/TIPP
Why Hire a Pro for Antenna Measurements?
With antennas, verification is everything. A wireless product with a poorly performing antenna can interfere with other devices, degrade performance, and harm users. On the other hand, a product with sub-standard RF performance can fail the certification test, and cannot be launched commercially.
With accurate, professionally conducted Antenna Measurements, you can avoid risks, reduce development costs, and save time! That’s why you should work with experienced antenna and RF specialists! That’s Radientum!
Our Expertise in Antenna Measurements
Since 2015, Radientum’s antenna experts have successfully delivered more than 200 antenna and RF projects and helped more than 100 companies in all things antenna. With 100 years of combined antenna design and product development experience, we can help you with a broad range of antenna measurement projects, from antenna return loss to antenna pre-certification testing.
Antenna simulation is our core tool. Radientum has a verified record of excellent correlation between simulations and measurements. We can easily test various solutions and derive the best performance for the given industrial design, regardless of its restrictions. We can minimize the number of prototyping rounds to provide you with the fastest time to market and reduced costs.
Contact us in case of any Antenna Measurement project!
Get a 30-minute Antenna Consulting
You have a vision of a wireless product. So, you know how the product should look like, what materials will be used, what’s the desired connectivity experience, and more. The first thing is to find out how these requirements affect antenna design and is the vision realistic. Feasibility Study enables you to do just that!