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Antenna Measurement using Multi-Probe Scanning



Antenna Measurement using Multi-Probe Scanning

Accelerate your antenna design process with multi-probe scanning

Multi-probe scanning allows you to reduce your antenna measurement time and optimize your antenna designs quickly with more rapid prototyping and fewer design iterations.

The StarLab multi-probe array from Microwave Vision Group (MVG) comprises a circular array of probes that are evenly spaced along the circumference of a support structure. The DUT is placed at the center of the structure and measurements are made by electronically scanning the probe array in elevation and by rotating the DUT 180° in azimuth. By electronically scanning the multi-probe array the number of mechanical movements is minimized. This reduces significantly your antenna measurement time, improves accuracy and repeatability and extends the lifetime of the system.

StarLab is designed specifically for testing antennas in wireless applications. It is a compact, transportable system for design and production use. For passive measurements StarLab is used in conjunction with an Agilent vector network analyzer. For active measurements the system is used with the Agilent 8960 wireless communications test set. A StarLab multi-probe scanning system when used with Agilent instrumentation allows you to reduce your antenna measurement time and accelerate your antenna design process.

  • Reduce the time to make your antenna measurements
  • Multi-probe scanning for more efficient antenna measurement
  • Three-dimensional spherical and cylindrical antenna measurements
  • Electronic scanning reduces the number of mechanical movements
  • Use with Agilent vector network analyzers or 8960 wireless test set
  • Accelerate your antenna designs with more rapid prototyping

Request more information and Agilent’s partner, MVG, will contact you to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Documents & Downloads

Antenna Measurement Using Multi-Probe Scanning 
Co-branded Solutions Partner brochure with Microwave Vision Group on multi-probe antenna measurements

Brochure 2012-02-21

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Starlab Data Sheet & Systems Catalog 

Data Sheet 2010-07-14

Technical Paper: Efficient Testing of Wireless Devices from 800 MHz to 18 GHz 

Application Note 2010-07-14