Antenna Communication Training and Measurement Lab

World’s first 3D 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 and Management Software and a workstation Laptop pre-configured with all the hardware drivers, softwares, study material, experiment manuals and video tutorials.

Features

  • Only system complying to IEEE Standard 149-1979
  • 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
  • More than 20 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 20 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 270 MHz to 4 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 RF Signal Generator and 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
  • 20 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

(Typical Antenna Operation around 3.8 GHz. Other frequencies such as 2.45 GHz available on request)

Amitec Microstrip Yagi
Microstrip Yagi
Frequency2.45 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip Balun
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Microstrip Patch Transformer Fed
Microstrip Patch Transformer Fed
Frequency2.45 GHz
Return Loss/S11-20 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Trapezoidal Ultra Wide-band Antenna
Trapezoidal Ultra Wide-band
Frequency2.45 to 8 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip Balun
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Gain1 dBi
Amitec Wideband Bowtie Dipole Antenna
Wideband Bowtie Dipole
Frequency0.4 to 4.4 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedBalun
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateGlass Epoxy
MaskingSelective
PlatingSelective Gold
Amitec Patch Dual Antenna Array
Microstrip Dual Rectangular Patch
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
Gain5 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateFR4
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Series Fed Patch antenna array
Microstrip Series Fed Rectangular Patch
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
Gain4 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateFR4
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Coplanar Waveguide Bowtie Antenna
Coplanar Waveguide Bowtie Slot
Frequency2.4 to 2.5 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
Gain2 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Microstrip Patch antenna Inset fed
Microstrip Patch Inset Fed
Frequency2.45 GHz
Return Loss/S11-20 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Loop Antenna
Microstrip Loop Antenna
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
Gain2 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Leaky Wave antenna
Microstrip Left Circularly Polarised Patch
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLHCP
FeedMicrostrip
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
Frequency2.45 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
Frequency2.45 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
Frequency2.45 +/- 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
Frequency2.45 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
Frequency2.45 GHz
Return Loss/S11-15 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip Balun
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Cross Pol Discrimination20 dB
Amitec Right hand circularly polarised(RHCP) patch antenna
Microstrip Right Circularly Polarised Patch
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationRHCP
FeedMicrostrip
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Left hand circularly polarised(LHCP) patch antenna
Microstrip Left Circularly Polarised Patch
Frequency2.45 +/- 0.01 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationLHCP
FeedMicrostrip
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Circular Patch antenna
Microstrip Circular Patch
Frequency2.45 GHz
Return Loss/S11-12 dB
PolarisationLinear
FeedMicrostrip
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec broadband spiral antenna
Microstrip Broadband Spiral Antenna
Frequency2 to 3 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationCircular
Gain2 dBi
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec broadband spiral slot antenna
Microstrip Broadband Spiral Slot
Frequency2 to 3 GHz
Return Loss/S11-10 dB
PolarisationCircular
Gain2 dBi
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
Amitec Ultra wideband Vivaldi antenna
Microstoria Vivaldi Ultra Wide-band
Frequency3 to 10 GHz
Return Loss/S11< -6 dB
GainVaries over range, typical 3 dBi
PolarisationLinear
Impedance50 Ohms
ConnectorSMA
SubstrateCeramic
MaskingSelective
PlatingGold
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
Computer Workstation
Mobile WorkstationNotebook Computer
Display15.6 inch LED/LCD TFT
ProcessorLatest generation core i5 quad core
OSLinux Ubuntu
PortsUSB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, VGA, Audio In/Out
Onboard GraphicsIntel HD Graphics
Harddisk500 GB

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

Antenna 3D Positioner
Azimuth Start Angle-360 to 360 degree
Azimuth Stop Angle-360 to 360 degree
Azimuth Minimum Step Size1 degree
Elevation Start Angle-360 to 360 degree
Elevation Stop Angle-360 to 360 degree
Elevation Minimum Step Size1 degree
Power12 V Adapter
ControlSoftware via USB
No of cycles of rotationany
Return to HomeYes
Loading Capacity1 Kg
Data Visualisation Software
PlotPolar and Cartesian
ScaleLog and Linear
Scale displayAbsolute and Relative
Other PlotsVi, Vr and Return Loss
Multiple Pattern OverlayYes
Other FeaturesRotate, Zoom, Colour and Location editing
Save and Read DataTo and from file

Optional Accessories

Amitec Dual Ridge Horn Antenna DRH20

Dual Ridge Horn

Dual Ridge Horn Antenna DRH20

Frequency Range : 1-18GHz
Gain(Typ.) : 8.5dBi
Polarization : Linear
VSWR (Typ.) : <2:13dB
Net Weight : 1.1Kgs
Connector : N type Female
Mounting Bracket : Aluminum right angled Plates

Microwave Absorber Panels

Absorber: EM Lossy PU Foam Cones
Reflection: -40dB @10GHz
Fire retardancy : As Per NRL USA-8093 Standard complying Tests No.1,2 and 3 with zero halogen means
Equivalent RCS: -30dBsm 2-40GHz