The MOD and QinetiQ working together to provide Defence Test & Evaluation and Training Support Services

Antenna Measurement

The UK’s most comprehensive antenna measurement facility is located at QinetiQ Funtington on a 39-acre site. The facility allows the performance of RF antennas to be characterised and assessed using a number of outdoor elevated ranges, a ground plane and anechoic chambers. Single antennas or complete systems installed antenna patterns can be measured. Loads of up to 20te on the ground and 18te elevated can be evaluated on positioner systems.

Facilities include:

  • Anechoic chambers for submarine mast antennas, base station communication antennas, GPS, horns and feeds, missile antennas and seekers
  • Outdoor elevated ranges for radar antennas, communication antennas, scale models, full scale platforms including UAVs.
  • Ground plane test environment for scale model testing, ESM surveillance and direction finding equipment, satellite and terrestrial communications, and vehicle polar potting.
  • Unwanted Emissions facility for marine navigation, weather, air traffic control and military radars.

As well as measuring the performance of RF antenna, subject matter experts offer advice on testing and RF performance, and provide training.