Antenna Measurements Now Possible at Multi-million Dollar Research Laboratory
CEDAR PARK, Texas, November 7, 2011 – ETS-Lindgren announced completion of a multi-purpose tapered antenna test chamber and measurement system at the Temasek Laboratories of the National University of Singapore (TL@NUS). TL@NUS is located in a new S$42 million building on the NUS campus dedicated to the state-of-the-art research in physical, environmental and mechanobiological sciences. ETS-Lindgren’s tapered chamber, a critical research tool at the new antenna laboratory of TL@NUS, was designed and installed for educational and academic research purposes. The multi-purpose chamber may be used for both far-field and spherical near-field antenna measurements, over an extended frequency range from 200 MHz to 18 GHz.
Unlike traditional tapered chambers that have a square base pyramidal tapered section, the TL@NUS tapered chamber is unique in that it has a conical section for its entire length. This chamber could not have been built without ETS-Lindgren’s capability to cut the anechoic absorber material into complex shapes. The full conical tapered chamber has no transitions from square to octagonal to conical as in traditional tapered chamber designs. The result is a chamber where the source positioning is minimized across the range, providing excellent performance for frequencies above 2 GHz.
“This project was certainly unique and challenging for ETS-Lindgren. The researchers wanted a high performance chamber within a small given space since real estate in the new building was a premium,” commented ETS-Lindgren’s Mark Mawdsley, Managing Director, Asia Operations. “Our engineers were able to meet both objectives with a chamber that was capable of conducting far-field and spherical near-field antenna measurements from 200 MHz to 18 GHz with overall nominal external chamber dimensions of just 16 m (52 ft) x 8 m (26 ft) x 4 m (13 ft). Plus, our exclusive absorber capabilities resulted in a truly unique tapered chamber design. It was very rewarding for us to provide a high performance, compact chamber to facilitate the high-level research objectives of the TL@NUS,” he added.
ETS-Lindgren’s regional office in Singapore provides customer service and supports TL@NUS as technology requirements increase in complexity and sophistication. The local office provides a quick response for design, installation, and service support. For more information, please contact Jonathan Neo, Director Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific for ETS-Lindgren. Based in Singapore, Mr. Neo may be reached at phone 65-65367078 or e-mail at email@example.com.
A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. Over 36,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting. NUS has three Research Centers of Excellence and 22 university-level research institutes and centers. The University shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centers. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences.
The Temasek Laboratories (TL@NUS) was established over 10 years ago under a strategic partnership between the National University of Singapore and the Ministry of Defense Singapore. As a university-level research institute, the main research areas of TL@NUS are electromagnetics, aeronautical sciences, information security, cognitive science and signal processing.
ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave and wireless testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and control of acoustic environments.
Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at www.ets-lindgren.com. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at www.escotechnologies.com.