Radome Measurement Test Systems

 

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What is Your Radome Test Strategy?

 

Radome under testYour Own Radome Measurement Test System

Today’s military and commercial aircraft carry a vast array of antennas for specialized and vital functions. Communications, navigation, weather and fire control antennas must perform as specified to meet safety and mission requirements. Radomes must conceal and protect antennas without interfering with or degrading transmit/receive capabilities.

Owning Your Own… A turn-key test system can be provided to help you develop a test plan….in your own facility!

You need after-repair testing on your premise capable of making measurements described in the widely referenced document RTCA/DO-213.
 

Benefits 

  • Complete Assurance of Fidelity and Accuracy of Requirements
  • Easy to Use and Maintain
  • You’ll have MI as a partner who can help you through the entire process from program inception and over the radome system life cycle
  • Low Cost -- You get the most affordable system on the market today
  • Test results capable of meeting or exceeding RTCA/DO-213
  • System software generates automatic test results
  • It’s scalable! You are capable of future expansion.
  • No more shipping to and from a test facility
  • It’s Yours! Turn your down-time into a return by offering your own test services.

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Closed Radome 4 with scaleRadome Testing Services In One of MI’s On-Premise Ranges

If you want your radome tested at a facility that offers years of experience and cross-industry expertise from DO-213 to full military requirements, MI Technologies has the ranges to provide the services you need. We offer an in-house compact range with a 6 foot cylindrical quiet zone that includes a full suite of RF and microwave instrumentation, and data analysis tools with dedicated positioning equipment. Our instrumentation is calibrated to NIST standards, providing you the confidence in the accuracy of the tests. We are, also, ISO 9001:2008 Certified.

MI Technologies offers dedicated radome testing equipment, instrumentation and solutions to achieve compliance with RTCA/DO-213 requirements.

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A More Efficient System

MI Technologies provides complete, depot level turnkey test and measurement facilities. Accurate, far-field measurements can be duplicated in indoor Compact Ranges, Near-Field test chambers or outdoor Far-Field test sites.

Each system features precision mechanical positioners that simulate required antenna/radome interactions. In addition, each MI Technologies test and measurement solution includes system instrumentation, workstations and software that are the most comprehensive, efficient, state-of-the-art test and measurement products available today.

The Positioning System

Each test configuration features a precise positioning system, which provides the relative axes movements required to fully simulate radome and antenna operating capabilities. The MI Technologies positioners are complemented by position control systems that ensure consistent, repeatable positioning with high-resolution data displays.

The Test and Measurement System

The heart of each antenna and radome test and measurement solution is MI Technologies' MI-350 Advanced Microwave Measurement System, the fastest, fully integrated automatic test and measurement system available today. The MI-350 provides all of the hardware and optional simple-to-use software (Planar Near-Field, Cylindrical Near-Field, and Antenna or Radome Analysis) to fully test antennas and radomes. Custom software is available to meet unique or specific customer requirements.

The system provides automatic data acquisition, plotting of data and analysis routines as well as go-no-go capability.

The MI-350 system provides automatic tests from 0.1 to 100 GHz and complete automatic control of the positioning subsystem. It's high speed data transfer allows interface with other computers where previously recorded data can be analyzed off-line. The system's receiver provides measurement speeds of up to 10,000 measurements per second of Phase and Amplitude data with 90dB of dynamic range in CW mode. In addition, the synthesized signal source provides frequency switching speeds of less than one millisecond.

The modular design and script capability make the versatile MI-350 easily adaptable to any antenna or radome test and measurement requirement. Specific test programs can be created and new programs easily added.

The MI-350's computer workstation includes a large color monitor for quick look real time capability, a color printer and a state-of-the-art PC. Test engineers, system operators and antenna and radome designers will find the controls and requirements they need in the MI-350.