Antenna Measurement Services

Antenna Measurement Services

Northrop Grumman’s antenna measurement ranges have accurately performed thousands of tests over the last 50 years.

For the past 50 years, Northrop Grumman’s antenna measurement ranges have reliably conducted thousands of tests.

Our testing team can evaluate wideband antennas, reflector antennas, wire type antennas, feeds, multi-beam antennas and phased array antennas, from 100 MHz to 65 GHz. Our facilities can accommodate antenna systems from a small single reflector to an entire aerospace and space vehicle with its antenna array fully deployed.

man in anachoic chamber testing antenna

Capabilities

RF Testing

The antenna measurement facilities have several ranges that collectively operate from 100 MHz to 65 GHz and can test wideband antennas, reflector antennas, wire type antennas, feeds, multi-beam antennas, phased array antennas, and more.  Their measurements capabilities include Co- and Cross-Pol Radiation Patterns and Contours, Gain, Axial Ratio and Side Lobe Level.

Antenna Environmental Testing

The Environmental Test Labs can conduct Acoustic, Random Vibration, Temperature Cycling and Thermal Vacuum testing of antennas. If needed, Pre and Post Environmental RF testing is also available.

Antenna Design

Our RF engineers can design from reflectors, feeds, horns, wire, ultra broadband, to phased arrays and multibeam antenna systems.

Laboratory Descriptions

Anechoic Chambers provide testing for broad beam antennas covering 100 MHz to 26.5 GHz.
Compact Ranges are suitable for System Level Channel Quality testing from 6 GHz to 50 GHz.
Spherical NF Ranges accommodate antennas up to 65 GHz.
Planar Near Field Ranges include Vertical and Horizontal scanning orientations, making them suitable for Directional Antennas and Phased Array operating from 500 MHz to 65 GHz.




Anechoic Chambers

Anechoic Chambers provide testing for broad beam antennas covering 100 MHz to 18 GHz.



Mini-Chamber 2

Large Anechoic Chambers
Description Specification
Chamber A
  • Frequency: 100 MHz – 18 GHz
  • Test Zone: 6′
  • Range Length: 40′
Chamber B
  • Frequency: 100 MHz – 26.5 GHz
  • Test Zone: 6′
  • Range Length: 40′
Small Anechoic Chambers
Description Specification
Chamber D
  • Frequency: 2 GHz – 26.5 GHz
  • Test Zone: 2′
  • Range Length: 15′
Mini-Chamber 2
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 50 GHz
  • Test Zone: 2′
  • Range Length: 15′
Mini-Chamber 4
  • Frequency: 18 GHz – 75 GHz
  • Test Zone: 2′
  • Range Length: 15′



Compact Range

Compact Ranges are suitable for System Level Channel Quality testing from 6 GHz to 50 GHz.



Compact Range

Compact Range
Description Specification
Large Compact Range
  • Frequency Band: 6 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Test Zone Size: 8′
  • Type: Rolled Edge Single Reflector
  • Crane Capacity: 500 pounds



Spherical Near Field

Spherical NF Ranges accommodate antennas up to 65 GHz.



Scanner E (Left)and M1 Scanner (Right)

Spherical Near Field Range
Description Specification
Spherical Near Field Range
  • Frequency Band: 500 MHz – 50 GHz
  • Maximum AUT Size: 4′ Diameter
  • Probe Type: LPD, Dual Linear
  • Multiport Support: Yes



Planar Near Field

Planar Near Field Ranges include Vertical and Horizontal scanning orientations, making them suitable for Directional Antennas and Phased Array operating from 500 MHz to 65 GHz.



M1 Scanner (Left), A2 Scanner (Center), and Scanner B and C (Right)

Horizontal Scanners
Description Specification
Scanner A
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 22′ x 11′
Scanner A2
  • Frequency: 2 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 15′ x 15′
Scanners B & C
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 8′ x 8′
M1 Scanner
  • Frequency: 500 MHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 48′ x 48′
Vertical Scanners
Description Specification
Scanner G
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 50 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 5′ x 5′



Anechoic Chambers

Large Anechoic Chambers provide testing of broad beam antennas covering 100 MHz to 18 GHz.



Mini-Chamber 2

Large Anechoic Chambers
Description Specification
Chamber A
  • Frequency: 100 MHz – 18 GHzFrequency: 100 MHz – 26.5 GHz
  • Test Zone: 6′
  • Range Length: 40′
Chamber B
  • Frequency: 100 MHz – 26.5 GHz
  • Test Zone: 6′
  • Range Length: 40′
Small Anechoic Chambers
Description Specification
Chamber D
  • Frequency: 2 GHz – 26.5 GHz
  • Test Zone: 2′
  • Range Length: 15′
Mini-Chamber 2
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 50 GHz
  • Test Zone: 2′
  • Range Length: 15′
Mini-Chamber 4
  • Frequency: 18 GHz – 75 GHz
  • Test Zone: 2′
  • Range Length: 15′


Compact Ranges

Compact Ranges suitable for System Level Channel Quality. Operation from 6 GHz to 65 GHz.


Compact Ranges
Description Specification
Large Compact Range
  • Frequency Band: 6 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Test Zone Size: 6′ Test Zone
  • Type: Rolled Edge Single Reflector
  • Crane Capacity: 500 pounds






Spherical Near Field

Small Anechoic and Spherical NF Ranges will accommodate antennas up to 65 GHz.



NG Spherical NF Range

Spherical Near Field Range
Description Specification
Spherical Near Field Range
  • Frequency Band: 500 MHz – 50 GHz
  • Maximum AUT Size: 4′ Maximum Diameter
  • Probe Type: LPD, Dual Linear
  • Multiport Support: Yes


Planar Near Field

Planar Near Field Ranges with both Vertical and Horizontal scanning orientations suitable for Directional Antennas and Phased Array testing.



Scanner G (left), M1 Scanner


A2 Scanner (left), Scanner B and C

Horizontal Scanners
Description Specification
Scanner A
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 65 GHz’
  • Scan Plane Size: 22′ x 11′
Scanner A2
  • Frequency: 2 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 15′ x 15′
Scanners B & C
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 8′ x 8′
M1 Scanner
  • Frequency: 500 MHz – 65 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 48′ x 48′
Vertical Scanners
Description Specification
Scanner G
  • Frequency: 6 GHz – 50 GHz
  • Scan Plane Size: 5′ x 5′


Spherical Near Field

Small Anechoic and Spherical NF Ranges will accommodate antennas up to 65 GHz.



Scanner E (left), M1 Scanner

Spherical Near Field Range
Description Specification
Spherical Near Field Range
  • Frequency Band: 500 MHz – 50 GHz
  • Maximum AUT Size: 4′ Maximum Diameter
  • Probe Type: LPD, Dual Linear
  • Multiport Support: Yes



Laboratory Descriptions

Large Anechoic Chambers provide testing of broad beam antennas covering 100 MHz to 26.5 GHz.
Compact Ranges suitable for System Level Channel Quality. Operation from 6 GHz to 50 GHz.
Small Anechoic and Spherical NF Ranges will accommodate antennas up to 65 GHz.
Planar Near Field Ranges with both Vertical and Horizontal scanning orientations suitable for Directional Antennas and Phased Array testing.

Becoming a Customer

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Contact Us

E-mail: Antenna Testing
Phone: 310-813-0000

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