Communications

Wideband horn antenna caters for wide frequency range

18th October 2016
Alice Matthews

The manufacturer of RF and microwave components and subsystems, Link Microtek, has introduced an open-sided, linearly polarised horn antenna that operates over the wide frequency range 200MHz to 2GHz. Primarily intended for EMC test applications, the AM0.2-2HA antenna can be used as either transmitter or receiver for measurements of products’ immunity or emissions.

The product is in accordance with international EMC standards laid down by organisations such as IEC, ISO and CISPR.

The antenna can handle up to 200W of microwave power and features a low average VSWR of 1.6:1, a field strength capability of 250V/m at 1m and a nominal impedance of 50Ω. It also offers excellent gain uniformity, with gain only varying from 5 to 9dBi over the entire operating frequency range.

The horn antenna is equipped with a precision N-type female connector and a mounting bracket that enables the user to switch between vertical and horizontal polarisations. A standard camera thread allows easy mounting on a wide variety of tripods.

Designed and manufactured at Link’s premises in Basingstoke, the AM0.2-2HA antenna is fabricated from aluminium to provide a rugged, corrosion-resistant construction. It measures 980x980x730mm, yet weighs only 12kg.

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