Facilities

We have a wide range of microwave and millimetre-wave instruments, both in co-ax and in waveguide. These include:

  • NEW! 20GSa/s LeCroy Wavemaster digital oscilloscope with 6GHz bandwidth.
  • Facility to measure the dielectric constants of solid in waveguide and free space over 26.5 to 40GHz and over 75 to 110GHz. Contact us for details.
  • Coherent signal sources: in various bands between DC and 300GHz.
  • Power meters: in various bands up to 110GHz and in free space over 50-1000GHz.
  • Frequency counters: 0-26GHz in co-ax, 26-40GHz and 75-110GHz in waveguide.
  • Spectrum analysis: 0 to 21GHz.
  • Scalar analysis: 26-40GHz and 75-110GHz.
  • Quasi-optical breadboards and a large stock of components for rapid and flexible development.
  • Liquid helium cooled InSb bolometers
  • Antenna pattern measurement facility. We have a fully computerised elevation-over-azimuth antenna positioner capable of pattern measurements in the 8-12GHz, 26-40GHz and 75-110GHz frequency ranges.
  • Coming soon! – Dispersive Fourier transform spectrometer for precision measurement of the optical constants of materials over 50 to 500GHz.

Design and analysis software:

  • CST Microwave Studio
  • Corrug
  • TurboCAD
  • MATLAB
  • Mathcad
  • Mathematica
  • Noesys