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Avalon’s Efficient
Pre-Compliance Engineering
and Testing Services

Avalon Test Equipment has two test chambers, EMI/EMC semi-anechoic test chamber (16’ x 16’ x 12’) and fully anechoic antenna test chamber (24’ x 12’ x 12’). A suite of test and measurement equipment outside of the chamber allows test engineers and technicians to take extremely detailed measurements of antennas.

These measurements include antenna azimuth and elevation pattern measurements, gain measurements, impedance, VSWR, axial ratio and other relevant parameters that are specific to certain antenna types, applications or test scenarios.

EMI/EMC Test Chamber

Avalon Test Equipment’s test chamber is currently offering the following testing services:

MIL STD 461 (Rev F and G)

  • CE101, Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 30 Hz to 10 kHz
  • CE102, Conducted Emissions, Power Leads, 10 kHz to 10 MHz
  • CS101, Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads, 30 Hz to 150 kHz
  • CS114, Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, 10 kHz to 200 MHz
  • CS115, Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection, Impulse Excitation
  • CS116, Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Sinusoidal Transients, Cables & Power Leads, 10 kHz to 100 MHz
  • RE101, Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
  • RE102, Radiated Emissions, Electric Field, 10 kHz to 18 GHz
  • RS101, Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field, 30 Hz to 100 kHz
  • RS103, Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field, 2MHz to 18GHz - 200V/m

RTCA DO-160 Test Capabilities

  • Section 15, Magnetic Effect
  • Section 16, Power Input
  • Section 17, Voltage Spike
  • Section 18, Audio Frequency Conducted Susceptibility
  • Section 19, Induced Signal Susceptibility
  • Section 20, Radio Frequency Susceptibility - Radiated and Conducted
  • Section 21, Emission of Radio Frequency Energy - Radiated and Conducted
  • Section 22, Lightning Induced Transient Susceptibility – Partial
  • Section 25, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Avalon’s State-of-the-Art
Antenna Pattern Testing
Chamber

The Antenna Pattern Chamber can perform measurements to include antenna azimuth and elevation pattern measurements, gain measurements, impedance, VSWR, axial ratio and other relevant parameters that are specific to certain antenna types, applications, or test scenarios.

The interior of the chamber is covered in a field of MVG AEP-18 18" length RF/microwave radiation absorbent foam (500 MHz to 18 GHz), with the spectral regions in the center of the room covered in MVG AEP-24 24" length RF/microwave radiation absorbent foam (20 MHz to 18 GHz). This pyramid-shaped foam absorbs electromagnetic waves and keeps reflections from influencing the antenna measurement results.

The dual axis high-resolution antenna mount pedestal is part of the test chamber's Diamond Engineering DAMS6000 antenna measurement system, giving the test operator precise control over the azimuth (horizontal) and elevation (vertical) orientation of the antenna during the measurement process. This test system is controlled remotely by the test operator outside of the chamber.

On the back interior wall of the test chamber is the removable antenna mount, allowing for different antennas to be placed in the chamber depending on what frequency range is being used during testing. The chamber can be configured for both transmit or receive antenna testing.

Lightning Test Systems

Our engineers provide accurate and repeatable tests for military and aerospace requirements including RTCA DO-160 & MIL-STD-461. Testing is done in-house and our immunity test plane features the Thermo Scientific Lightning Test Systems, testing all waveforms to level 5.

Test Equipment Profile

  1. Thermo Scientific F-LTS-5 Lightning Test System Level 5 Mainframe/Controller - modular test platform, which tests to the lightning simulator requirements of RTCA DO-160, Section 22
  2. Teledyne LeCroy WAVESURFER 104MXS-B Oscilloscope - high performance oscilloscope with powerful waveform processing

Click Here To View Our MIL-STD-461 & RTCA DO-160 Test Capabilities Chart

Antenna Build

Our Avalon Antenna Facility offers small batches of antennas on a build-to-print basis. Avalon Antenna has full-material sourcing capability and internal technical expertise to build customers antennas with minimal support. Avalon has a unique capability to fully characterize completed assemblies.

We recently added Antenna Compliance and Antenna Subcontract Builds.

Send us drawing sets, test specifications and quantity, then let Avalon Antennas take care of the rest. Get in touch with us today!


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