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Near Field Antenna Facilities

Contact: Katie MacReynolds



The NIST multipurpose range for extrapolation, probe pattern, spherical near-field, and cylindrical near-field antenna measurements



  • 2.5m x 2.5m planar near-field range


  • 7m long extrapolation


  • Multi-purpose range capable of spherical and cylindrical near-field measurement as well as probe far-field pattern measurements from 2 to 110 GHz


  • Tabletop millimeter extrapolation range


Tabletop extrapolation range
 Tabletop extrapolation range for millimeter-wave measurements



















Anechoic Chamber

Contact: Dennis Camell





  • 5m x 6m x 8m chamber equipped with a 6 axis positioner capable of performing antenna boresight and pattern measurements as well as many general purpose EMC/EMI tests


  • Frequency range: 500 MHz to 65 GHz



  • Available for standard antenna testing












Open Area Test Site

Contact: Dennis Camell


 Open Area Test Site


30m x 60m metal ground screen for EMC testing and calibration from 30 MHz to 1 GHz




Time Domain Impulse Lab

Contact: Chriss Grosvenor


Small sample absorber evaluation
Cone and ground plane sensor calibration

















Free-field facility with a cone and ground plane capable of impulsive antenna testing from 30 MHz to 10 GHz







 Reverberation Chambers


Two reverberation chambers with the ability to test devices with full 4 pi steradian illumination at high power levels from 500 MHz to 18 GHz.


Kate Remley in a reverberation chamber






TEM Cells


Assortment of TEM cells with the ability to measure device fields from 10 KHz - 500 MHz.