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Instrumentation and facilities

Custom and COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) instruments and tools

  • Planar scanner (outdoor & indoor operations), featuring a 10x5m useful scan area, for Radar imaging and Near Field Antenna measurements
  • Vector Network Analyzers (100 kHz up to 50 GHz)
  • IDS Pulser: customized VNAs front-end for high-power and pulsed measurements  (1-20 GHz), with waveform agility
  • Spectrum analyzers/EMI receiver (9 kHz – 26.5 GHz)
  • Azimuth and Azimuth-over-Elevation Positioners (different loads up to 11 tons)
  • NRL arch for material testing
  • Impedance Analyzer and fixture (up to 1 GHz)
  • Material measurement kit (open ended coaxial or waveguide, up to 40 GHz)
  • Antennas (horn, log-periodic, biconical)
  • Field probes (up to 40 GHz) for spectrum monitoring (compliant with European Std. 2004/40CE)
  • GNSS receivers and antennas (GPS and Galileo Bands)
  • Mobile Laboratory vehicle (GVAN)