Lab facilities

Our lab are well equipped at both University of Surrey and NPL

  • Spectrum and vector network analysers supporting up to 67GHz
  • Narrowband and wideband channel sounder supporting 2GHz and 5GHz bands
  • Multiple signal sources
  • Standard test antennas up to 60 GHz.

Anechoic chamber – Surrey

The anechoic chamber contains fully automated antenna measurement software, controlling a vector network analyser and turntable. We have a large selection of linear and circular polarized reference antennas over a wide frequency range. The chamber can be configured for multiple purposes including antenna pattern measurements and specialist propagation measurements.

Propagation measurements – Surrey

Our wideband MIMO channel sounder (PropSound) includes several antenna arrays, supporting up to 54 transmit channels and 32 receive channels at 2GHz and 5GHz bands.

Other work we carry out with our network analyser up to 67GHz enables us to characterise features for mmWave such as building surface roughness effects and diffraction loss from small items such as tree shrubs and street furniture.

SMART chamber (400 MHz to 110 GHz) – NPL

THz facilities – NPL