For SCHEDULING and PRICING, please contact:
Dr. Daniel N. Aloi 
Tel: ++ (248) 370-2185

Antenna Measurement Service

The AEWL has the only independent automotive antenna measurement facility in Michigan that is open to entities of all types.  The facility was made possible by a $400K award from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Solicitation in 2005.  Our customers include automotive OEMs, antenna suppliers, Tier 1 integraters, academic and research institutions.

Two Facilities are open to the public for testing:

  • Automotive Antenna Range
    • Frequency of operation:  600 MHz to 6,000 MHz
    • Turntable range from 0 to 360 degrees with 0.1 degree resolution
    • Turntable operates in stepped or continuous modes
    • Turntable diameter of 6 meters
    • Turntable weight load capacity of 14,000 lbs
    • Elevation gantry pivot height adjustment from 0 – 3 meters
    • Elevation gantry range from 0 – 90 degrees with 0.1 degree resolution
    • Source Antennas include a Quad-Ridge Horn and Parabolic Dish
    • Seavey Standard Gain Horns are used for gain calibrations
    • Data collected with Vector Network Analyzer
    • Square and Circular Ground Planes
  • Antenna Measurement Chamber 
    • Frequency of operation:  800 MHz to 6,000 MHz
    • Chamber Dimensions:  4.9 meters x 3.0 meters x 3.0 meters
    • AUT Controller 1:  0 to 90 degrees with 1 degree resolution
    • AUT Controller 2:  0 to 360 degrees with 1 degree resolution
    • Data collected with vector network analyzer
    • Source antenna is dual-ridge horn

    Customer receive the following upon the end of their AUT measurement:

    • Pre-Formatted Report in PDF format that includes:
      • Cover page
      • Time and date of testing
      • AUT Details:  serial number and part number
      • AUT Setup:  Test Frequencies, Module Configuration, Azimuth/Elevation Angles and Polarization
      • Pictures of the AUT on ground plane and/or vehicle
      • Polar gain plots of azimuth cuts per elevation angle and frequency
      • Statistical data per polar plot:  average gain, linear average gain, min gain, max gain, standard deviation of gain (all in dBi)
      • Statistical data plotted as a function of elevation angle
    • An ASCII Data File that contains the analyzed gain data as a function of frequency, elevation and azimuth angles.