Antenna Communication Training and Measurement Lab

Antenna measurement training system
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Description

Amitec’s next generation of Antenna Communication Training & Measurement Lab is based on the latest generation of radio architecture. The complete setup consists of a USB powered calibrated software-controlled RF Signal Generator and a calibrated software-controlled RF Signal Receiver, software-controlled Stepper Motor based rotating and mounting fixture, Linux based Data Visualisation softwares, study material, experiment manuals and video tutorials.

Features

  • USB powered calibrated Vector Signal Generator and Vector Signal Analyzer
  • Antenna Gain Measurement
  • EIRP and Total Radiated Power Measurement
  • Vector Signal Generator in CW,AM, FM, FSK, BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK, QAM, GMSK and various other modes including custom waveforms
  • Test with LTE, Wi-Fi and other advanced waveforms
  • Built-in Spectrum Analyzer with waterfall, Oscilloscope and Constellation Display
  • Rugged and durable design in Small Form Factor for bench top experimentation
  • Laptop workstation included as part of lab with all the hardware drivers, softwares, study material, manuals, videos and remote support software pre-installed for hassle-free operation
  • 10 different Antennas included

Area and Scope of Learning

  • Establishing a complete RF link with point-to-point connectivity
  • RF Link budgeting and calculations
  • Antenna Radiation Pattern measurement with plotting software
  • Measurement of Antenna gain parameter and other characteristics
  • Experimentation with more than 10 different types of antennas
  • Experiments covering practical impairments such as Doppler shift
  • Simultaneous visualisation in time and frequency domain of received signal for practical approach
  • Custom waveform transmission with 25 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth for advanced experimentation and research such as LTE
  • Completely configurable frequency range from 0.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz can be used for RF path loss and other practical measurements
  • VSWR and Return Loss measurement of antennas with broadband directional coupler
  • Vertical, Horizontal and Circularly polarized antennas
  • Polarisation discrimination of Linear and Circular antennas
  • Resonant and non-resonant antenna, Reciprocity of antenna
  • Current distribution of an antennas and comparative study of antennas
  • EM simulation results of all the antennas included for practical verification
  • Practical Verification of antennas working in Quad-band GSM, 20 bands of 3G, 40 bands of LTE, GPS, GNSS, WiFi, CDMA and applications such as IoT

Configuration

The complete Lab includes:

  • USB powered calibrated 3.8GHz RF Signal Generator and 3.8GHz RF Signal Analyser
  • Software controlled stepper motor rotator and fixture
  • Laptop Workstation with pre-installed hardware drivers, softwares, study material, manuals, videos and remote support software
  • 10 different antennas with VNA test reports, simulation and practical results
  • Comprehensive documentation including:
    • Pre-Lab study material
    • Experiment manual including more than 25 experiments
    • Video Lectures for pre-lab and experimentation

Antennas

Amitec Microstrip Yagi
Microstrip Yagi
Frequency3.8 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip Balun
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Patch antenna array 2*2
Microstrip Patch Array 2*2
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
Gain8 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateFR4
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Endfire Dipole array
Microstrip Endfire Dipole Array
Frequency3.8 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLinear
BeamwidthE plane: 60 degree
H plane: 120 degree
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Broadside Dipole array
Microstrip Broadside Dipole Array
Frequency3.8 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLinear
BeamwidthE plane: 60 degree
H plane: 120 degree
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Slot antenna
Microstrip Slot Antenna
Frequency3.8 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
PolarisationLinear
BeamwidthE plane: 60 degree
H plane: 180 degree
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Folded Dipole antenna
Microstrip Folded Dipole Antenna
Frequency3.8 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLinear
BeamwidthE plane: 70 degree
H plane: 180 degree
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Dipole antenna
Microstrip Dipole
Frequency3.8 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip Balun
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Cross Pol Discrimination20 dB
Amitec broadband Directional Coupler
Broadband Directional Coupler
Insertion S211.5 +/- 0.3 dB
Coupling S3120 +/- 2 dB
Isolation S4120 +/- 2 dB
Directivity 15 +/- 3 dB
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
UsageAntenna forward and reverse power, VSWR Measurement
Amitec Log Periodic Dipole array(LPDA) antenna
Reference Log Periodic Dipole Array
Frequency1 to 6 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
Gain4 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Beamwidth E plane60 degree
Beamwidth H plane180 degree
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold

Technical Specifications

ATS 04 Transceiver
Transmitter Frequency Range0.3 to 3.8 GHz
Receiver Frequency Range0.3 to 3.8 GHz
ModeFull Duplex
PowerUSB powered
Bandwidth100 kHz to 28 MHz
Frequency Resolution< 3Hz
Maximum Output Power0 dBm
Level Accuracy< 2dB
Receiver Sensitivity-120 dBm
Tx/Rx Impedance50 Ohms

***Typical operation is at -30dBm for FCC compliant license free safe operation