Antennas and Propagation labs

These labs comprise of an anechoic chamber, a radio frequency lab and a team of some ten researchers.

The equipment

Our 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
  • Several antennas up to 60 GHz.

Anechoic chamber

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. We also operate our 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 characterise the antennas used in our measurement campaigns as well as for our antenna research.

Collaborate with us

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.

For hire

The anechoic chamber is available to be rented on occasions, along with the help of our research experts if required. This is usually for less than three days, and at competitive prices when it is not in use for research and teaching purposes.

To make enquiries and discuss your needs, please contact Dr Tim Brown in the first instance.

Contact us

Find us

Institute for Communication Systems
James Clerk Maxwell building
University of Surrey