Antenna Calibration

Calibration Services

Annual recalibration is important to ensure repeatable and reliable data. At our facility, we calibrate our own antennas, as well as, most other brand antennas in accordance with SAE, ANSI, IEEE and CISPR specifications. Calibration data can be provided for 1, 3 and 10 meter distances up to 40 GHz. All Testing Equipment is NIST Traceable and comes with a calibration certificate per ANSI/NCSL Z540 that conforms to an internal quality system based on ISO 17025.

Calibration Traceability

To ensure repeatable and reliable antenna measurements, our measurement test equipment is recalibrated and traceable to NIST. This traceable test equipment results in a good uncertainty to the true value being measured.

Calibration Data

Calibration Data is maintained in a secure location as well as backed up to an offsite location. A hardcopy of the calibration results will be kept on-site for a minimum of 3 years and all soft copies will be maintained for 10 years.

Calibration Standards

To ensure an acurate and quick calibration service, please specify what standard to perform the calibration to. Below is a list of the calibration standards that we can calibrate to:

ANSI C63.5

American National Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility—Radiated Emission Measurements in Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Control—Calibration of Antennas (9 kHz to 40 GHz)

SAE ARP-958

Electromagnetic Interference Measurement Antennas—Standard Calibration Method

IEEE 291

IEEE Standard Methods for measuring Electromagnetic Field Strength of Sinusoidal Continuos Waves, 30 Hz to 30 GHz

RCTA DO-160

Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment

CISPR 16

Specification for Radio Disturbance and Immunity Measuring Apparatus and Methods

Other standard and calibration techniques are available upon request.

Types of Antennas calibrated

Below is a list of the most common antenna types that we calibrate.

Biconical Antennas Loop Antennas
Log Periodic Antennas Monopole Antennas
Hybrid Biconical/Log periodic Current Probes
Horn Antennas Preamplifiers
Dipole Antennas Cables
Discone Antennas

Specialized Measurement Services

Not only have we been calibrating and characterizing antennas to military and government standards for over 35 years, we have also tested and characterized antennas to some unique and challenging specifications.

Antenna Pattern Measurement services

We are pleased to offer antenna beamwidth pattern measurement services. Our computer controlled automated antenna pattern measurements covers a wide spectrum up to 40 GHz. Beamwidth measurements