MI-500 Family of Compact Range Reflectors

The MI-500 Family of Compact Range Reflectors continues MI Technologies’ heritage and leadership in the design, fabrication, integration and delivery of compact range test systems.

Each compact range reflector is made to exacting standards for optimum illumination and uniformity. The reflector’s main body is the structural back bone of the composite assembly and provides the structural integrity. The serrated or rolled edges are fabricated of lightweight materials that serve to provide structural integrity for themselves, not the overall composite assembly, thus significantly reducing the unit’s weight. All reflectors have a life expectancy exceeding 20 years.

The MI-500 Family of Compact Range Reflectors offers three feed layouts - center fed, corner fed and side fed - to allow the most flexibility for your test range design. The primary difference in reflector geometries is for these feed layouts. There are both advantages and disadvantages for each feed placement. They relate to electromagnetic performance, range use and the ability to optimize a reflector to an existing facility.downloadpdf

All of the standard MI-500 offerings have serrated edge treatments. Models with rolled-edge treatments and custom models are available. Typical customizations include specially sized reflectors or edge treatments to address specific electromagnetic requirements. For example, MI Technologies has built dual reflector compact range systems, portable compact ranges and other creative solutions to meet customer requirements. Compact ranges with quiet zones up to 38 ft (11.5 m) wide have been delivered by MI’s experienced engineering and manufacturing teams.

  • High stiffness to weight ratio
  • Superior thermal properties
  • Focal lengths from 3 ft (1 m) to 36 ft (11 m)
  • Wide frequency range of 1-200 GHz
  • Serrated edge or rolled edge available
  • Modular design is easily configured to unique specifications

Specifications

Model Description Frequency Focal Length Ampl. Taper Ampl. Ripple Phase Var. (<18GHz)
MI-501C 1 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
8-200 GHz 3 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-502C 2 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
4-200 GHz 6 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-503C 3 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
4-200 GHz 6 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-504C 4 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
2-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-504CE 6 ft. x 4 ft. Elliptical Quiet Zone, Center Fed 2-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-505C 5 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
2-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-506C 6 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
2-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-506CE 9ft Elliptical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5 °
MI-508C 8 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Center Fed
1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-508CE 12 ft. x 8 ft. Elliptical Quiet
Zone, Center Fed
1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-510C 10 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone, Center Fed 1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-512C 12 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone, Center Fed 1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-502D 2ft Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Diagonally Fed
4-200 GHz 6 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-503D 3 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Diagonally Fed
4-200 GHz 9 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-504D 4 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Diagonally Fed
2-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-505D 5 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Diagonally Fed
2-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-506D 6 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Diagonally Fed
1.5-200 GHz 18 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-508D 8 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone,
Diagonally Fed
1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-510D 10 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone, Diagonally Fed 1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-512D 12 ft. Cylindrical Quiet Zone, Diagonally Fed 1-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-502SE 3 ft. x 2 ft. Elliptical Quiet
Zone, Side Fed
3-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-503SE 4.5 ft. x 3 ft. Elliptical Quiet
Zone, Side Fed
3-200 GHz 12 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-504SE 6 ft. x 4 ft. Elliptical Quiet
Zone, Side Fed
2-200 GHz 18 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-506SE 9 ft. x 6 ft. Elliptical Quiet
Zone, Side Fed
1.5-200 GHz 24 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°
MI-508SE 12 ft. x 8 ft. Elliptical Quiet
Zone, Side Fed
1-200 GHz 36 ft. 1 dB ± 0.5 dB ± 5°