Modular mmWave Antenna Test Range
3, 5 and 10 m mmWave antenna test chambers in a modular format for 5G and automotive radar.
AC1224 Generation 2 (GEN2)
– a modular mmWave antenna test range
A high-performing mmWave antenna test chamber. We use best-in-class mmWave pyramidal absorbers. Whether you choose 115 mm or 300 mm thick absorbers, they have excellent reflection properties across the 5G mmWave and automotive radar bands. The comparison is listed at the bottom of the page.
Your investment is protected. You can reconfigure the chamber size as your needs evolve and make it bigger or split it into smaller chambers. Unlike a permanently installed test range or Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR), you will never need to spend money on a professional team of moving people to disassemble and relocate it.
Easy to assemble and disassemble. Assembly and disassembly only require two people. Disassemble the test chamber and move it to another office location if needed, or take it to your customer that you have collaborative R&D efforts with.
Lightweight and robust
The GEN2 frame has been upgraded to an all-aluminum structure. This structure together with rigid panels, provides a stable, interlocking chamber design no matter the size of the assembled test chamber.
All panels, beams, and brackets are CNC machined and clearly marked to allow a straightforward assembly process. All needed tools are in the shipment together with clear step-by-step instructions.
Unpacking and assembling an H 2.4 m x W 2.4 m x L 3.6 m (8 ft x 8 ft x 12 ft) test chamber can be completed in less than a day.
A flexible, modular construction
The AC1224M modular antenna test chamber is configurable anywhere from H 2.4 m x W 2.4 m x L 3.6 m (8 ft x 8 ft x 12 ft) and upwards. An even wider 3.6 m (12 ft) version is also available, and the AC1224 can be scaled to even larger sizes if needed. Contact us for more information on scalability and other sizes.
The concept provides maximum flexibility so that you can add more modules and expand your chamber as your requirements change. You can also take your full-length AC1224 antenna test range and reconfigure it into two smaller chambers by adding an end module and a door module.
A whole wall panel with 300 mm absorbers weighs 38 kg, and a 115 mm absorber panel weighs only 24 kg. Because of the lightweight construction, as few as two people can assemble the chamber.
Reflection loss at vertical incidence (-dB @ GHz)