Rohde & Schwarz News Magazine

211 | General-purpose measurements

Europe’s most advanced antenna test chamber goes into operation

Rohde & Schwarz has created and installed a new anechoic test chamber at its Memmingen plant. The state-of-the-art facility is used for carrying out precision antenna measurements and offers performance characteristics unique in Europe. The test chamber supports all types of measurements for the comprehensive Rohde & Schwarz antenna portfolio. In particular, it is used to perform three-dimensional radiation pattern measurements on direction finding (DF) antennas (see figure). It features an exceptionally wide frequency range from 200 MHz to 40 GHz and an outstanding ±0.02° angular accuracy for positioning the antenna under test (AUT). The chamber’s eight-axis positioning system moves the AUT into the desired position. The system can handle AUTs with a weight up to 200 kg.

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