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AMS18G 3D Antenna Measurement System

Overview
The new AMS18G series Antenna Measurement System is a compact, user-friendly system suitable for both indoor and outdoor antenna measurements. It comes with a dual-axis rotating platform (elevation plane and azimuth plane) and an integrated antenna plotting software. It is fully customizable for use with various types of vector network analyzers.

Sample MATLAB® codes are also provided for 2D/3D antenna pattern plotting.

Feature Highlights

  • Quick Setup
  • Dual-axis movement (EL and AZ planes)
  • High resolution (up to 1ºper step)
  • Wide frequency range (0.8 to 18 GHz)
  • Max 2.5 kg antenna DUT
  • Compatible with various VNAs
  • Measured data in standard *.csv format
  • Sample MATLAB codes for 2D/3D antenna pattern plots

Antenna Supporting Fixture

Example of antenna used and the fixtures and accessories provided

Wideband Horn Antenna
Horn antenna with jig fixture and accessories

Customized Patch Antenna
Patch antenna with jig fixture and accessories

​Technical Specifications

AMS18G-02KDescriptions
Frequency RangeDC to 18 GHz (refer to VNA options) 
Rotating PlatformDual-axis rotation platform
360° continous movement for Elevation (EL) plane
±90° movement for Azimuth (AZ) plane 
Angular ResolutionSelectable, up to 1º per step
Supported AUT TypesMicrostrip antenna, cell phone
Allowable weight: 2.5 kg, max AUT length (diagonal): 320 mm 
Antenna ConnectorSMA Female
Input Power Supply24V 2.5A
Operating Temperature0ºC to 45ºC
Measurement SoftwareiAMSTM Integrated Control and Antenna Measurement Software
A personal computer is required to run the iAMSTM software
Support 2D and 3D radiation pattern plots
Export data format: *.csv
Standard Accessories5 m RF coaxial cable (2), 3 m PC interface cable (1),
AC-DC power adapter (1), tripod (2), Antenna supporting fixture (1) 
Warranty1-year warranty covers all parts and technical support

Ordering Information

Product IDDescriptionsRemarks
AMS18G-02K3D Antenna Measurement SystemInclusive of 2-axis rotating platform,
standard accessories, and iAMS™ software
(single license)
Standard Horn AntennaHRN1 (800 MHz to 8 GHz), HRN2 (6 GHz to 18 GHz), HRN3 (1 GHz to 18 GHz)Optional
RF Switching BoxFrequency: DC to 18 GHz, Insertion loss: 2 dB @ 6 GHz,
Control interface: RS232 / USB
Optional
Cell Phone FixtureAdds-on fixture to support cell phone DUTOptional
Planar 304/1Portable VNA (100 kHz to 3.2 GHz)Optional[1]
Planar TR5048Portable VNA (20 kHz to 4.8 GHz)Optional[1]
Planar 804/1Portable VNA (100 kHz to 8.0 GHz)Optional[1]

[1] Other models with equivalent performance may be used with alterations to the software’s command file.