Planar Near-Field Range
Planar near-field systems provide another means of antenna measurement from which users can choose. In this configuration, the device under test is placed before a planar scanner which accurately measures the field by moving a probe through the two-dimensional plane. Unlike the spherical and cylindrical measurement systems, a planar near-field system only scans one side of the device in a given test. So planar near-field systems are most useful for measuring antennas with highly directional beam patterns.
The MI-350 Advanced Microwave Measurement Systems includes the basic instruments and software required for high-performance planar near-field measurements. It integrates the MI-3001 workstation and software environment using the MI-3044 Planar Near-Field Analysis software option to command a fast and accurate combination of receiver, source and position control instruments.
MI-815 Family of Horizontal Scanners
The MI-815 Family of Horizontal Scanners offers scan lengths from 6 to 66 ft (1.8 to 20.1 m) and can be configured with a variety of options to enhance accuracy, increase automation and simplify operation. Absolute position accuracy is critical to most measurement applications, so the MI-815 Family of Horizontal Scanners is designed to make repeated measurements at critically accurate positions.
MI-6910 Family of Vertical Planar Scanners
The MI-6910 Family of Vertical Planar Scanners offers scan dimensions from 3 to 80 ft (0.9 to 24.4 m) and can be configured with a variety of options to improve accuracy, increase automation and simplify operation. When combined with our closed-loop position control solutions, the MI-6910 scanner offers industry-leading uncorrected position accuracy of better than 0.002 inches (0.05 mm). These scanners are manufactured with quality, state-of-the-art features and are designed to employ Z-axis correction if required.