Antennas and Propagation labs

The Antennas & Propagation Labs within the Institute for Communication Systems (formerly the Centre for Communication Systems Research, CCSR) comprises of an anechoic chamber, an RF lab and a team of some 10 researchers.

The Antennas & Propagation Labs are well equipped with the latest spectrum and vector network analysers (including portable spectrum analysers), narrowband and wideband channel sounders, a satellite emulator, multiple signal sources and several antennas up to 60GHz. The anechoic chamber contains fully automated antenna measurement software controlling a vector network analyser and turntable. We have a large selection of linear and circular polarized reference antennas over a wide frequency range. The Institute also operates its own 802.11a,b,g networks.

Our latest addition is the Elektrobit wideband MIMO channel sounder (PropSound) including several antenna arrays, which was purchased through a successful SRIF bid led by Dr. Stavrou.

Our anechoic chamber enables us to characterize the antennas used in our measurement campaigns as well as for our antenna research. We also allow rental of our anechoic chamber facilities, along with the help of our research experts if required.

If you are interested in collaborating with us, perhaps in measurement campaigns, propagation modelling/analysis, or antenna research, or if you wish to know more about our capabilities and propagation/antenna research interests, in the first instance please contact Dr. Tim Brown.

The anechoic chamber in ICS is available to be rented on occasions for usually less than 3 days and at competitive prices when it is not in use for research and teaching purposes. Staff are also available to undertake measurements of antenna patterns using in house equipment should it be required. To make enquiries and discuss your needs, please contact Dr. Tim Brown in the first instance.

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Institute for Communication Systems
James Clerk Maxwell building
University of Surrey