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Antenna Measurement Chamber

The AEWL at Oakland University (OU) manages an antenna measurement chamber facility. The chamber is capable of testing antennas in the rage of 800MHz - 6GHz. The antenna under test (AUT) is placed on a 1m round edged GND plane. The distance between the transmit and receive antennas is 2.7m. The chamber size is 4.9m x 3m x 3m.

The AEWL indoor antenna measurement chamber facility has been used by automotive, military, government and OEMs to test a wide variety of antenna elements and systems. Table I lists the most commonly used antenna types and their frequency ranges.

Table I. Common test bands at AEWL antenna measurement chamber facility.

Wireless ApplicationFrequency Range (MHz)Polarization

1. Cellular 800

824.0 – 896.0

V

2. GPS

1574.42 – 1576.42

RHCP

3. Satellite Comm. (i.e. Iridium)

1616.0 – 1626.0

RHCP

4. Cellular 1800

1850.0 – 1990.0

V

5. SDARS - Satellite

2332.5 – 2345.0

LHCP

6. SDARS - Terrestrial

2332.5 – 2345.0

V

7. Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)

2400.0 – 2483.5

V

8. Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)

5720.0 – 5880.0

V