Advanced Compact Test Range for both Radome and Antenna measurement
Author: B. Widenberg
A new advanced Compact Test Range (CTR) for both radome measurements and antenna measurements has been installed at Chelton Applied Composites AB (CAC) in Linköping, Sweden. The CTR is designed for a wide range of applications; from small missile radomes up to large fighter radomes, and so forth to waveguide horns and reflector antennas. The CTR have a very advanced positioner which has two particular characteristics; 1) several axes can be moved simultaneously, so that virtual axis can be realized or axes can be counter-steered to each other, 2) radome antenna can be put in monopulse tracking mode so that the antenna automatic and independent track the incident wave. The paper presents the CTR and all its characteristics.