Single-probe Systems
HScan | Horizontal Near-Field Planar Scanner
100.00 MHz – 110000.00 MHz

HScan is a horizontal near-field planar scanner solution for space-borne antenna measurements, payload testing, phased array antenna testing, high gain antenna testing, array illumination assessment and array element failure analysis.

Reference: 
AL-49410-1, AL-49420-1, AL-49430-1, AL-49440-1
Technology
  • Near-field/Planar
  • Near-field/Spherical (optional)
  • Near-field/Cylindrical (optional)
Measurement capabilities
  • Gain
  • Beamwidth
  • Sidelobe levels
  • Radiation pattern in any polarization - (linear)
  • Antenna efficiency
  • Beam pointing properties
  • Multi beam antenna measurement and calibration
  • Directivity
  • Cross-polar discrimination
  • 3D radiation (limited coverage)
Frequency bands
  • 100 MHz to 110 GHz
Max weight of DUT
  • DUT is stationary, the maximum weight of the DUT is limited by the foundation, antenna mount (including any DUT alignment features), and building infrastructure
Typical dynamic range
  • 80 dB, depending on the frequency and antenna gain
Available movements
  • X – travel: up to 30 m
  • Y – travel: up to 25 m
  • Z – travel: up to 3 m
  • Polarization: 360°Polarization
High precision linear motors (Optional)
  • High speed
  • High power
  • No backlash
Software
  • Measurement control, data acquisition and post processing
  • MiDAS
  • 959 Spectrum (North America only)
  • Advanced post processing
  • MV-Echo
  • Insight
Equipment
  • Z-roll probe mount
  • AL-4164 positioner controller
  • Uninterruptible power supply
  • High resolution encoders
  • Linear motors (Optional)
  • RF cables (Optional)
  • System for DUT transportation into chamber (Optional)
  • Port switch (Optional)
  • Active antenna beam control (Optional)
  • Vector network analyzer (Required)
  • RF absorbers for scanner (Optional)
  • Instrumentation rack (Optional)
  • Direct encoder (Optional)
  • Rotary joint for roll axis (Optional)
  • DUT positioner (Optional)
  • RF Tx head (Optional)
  • RF Rx head (Optional)
  • Switch controller (Optional)
  • RF system upconverters/downconverters above 20 GHz (Optional)