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Diamond Engineering to Conduct Antenna Measurement Demonstrations Featuring Anritsu VNA Technology at IMS 2016


VectorStar® and ShockLine™ VNA Families with NLTL Architecture to be Part of Various Configurations that Make Antenna Measurement More Efficient

Richardson, TX – May 24, 2016

The leading-edge vector network analyzer (VNA) technology developed by Anritsu Company (booth #949) will be displayed as part of multiple antenna measurement demonstrations during IMS 2016, to be held May 24-26 in San Francisco. The Anritsu VectorStar® and ShockLine™ VNAs will be used with antenna measurement systems from Diamond Engineering (booth #1650) to highlight how to accurately and efficiently test high frequency antennas used in various commercial and aerospace/military applications.

“Anritsu raised the bar in VNA technology when we developed the nonlinear transmission line (NLTL) architecture that is used in our VectorStar and ShockLine families. The advantages of NLTL and our VNAs will be displayed in conjunction with various Diamond Engineering tools that can help engineers verify the performance of their antennas,” said Joe Mallon, Business Development Manager, Anritsu Company.  

In the Diamond Engineering booth (#1650), the Anritsu ShockLine MS46522B 8.5 GHz VNA will be integrated with the Diamond Engineering DAMS Model 5100 heavy duty antenna measurement system with FSM15 Spherical Mount to perform spherical characterization of a DC-18 GHz standard reference antenna. Also in the booth will be two ShockLine MS46121A 6 GHz USB VNAs that will be integrated with the DAMS5000 and FSM5 spherical mount to highlight a lightweight, affordable, USB-based solution. It is the most cost-effective system for fully automated 3D characterization of efficiency, TRP, and TIS measurements.

Also in the Diamond Engineering IMS booth will be the Anritsu VectorStar MS4644B. The high-performance VNA will be used with the Diamond Engineering D6050 multi-axis positioner to perform 3D spherical, time domain, and phase center characterization of various horns and antennas up to 30 GHz. The system has high-resolution positioning to .025°, as well as linear positioning of the Z and X/Y axis for phase center measurements to 1 mm accuracy.

A portable, high-accuracy solution to measure radiation patterns of microwave horn antennas featuring the Anritsu ShockLine MS46522B in an E-band configuration and a Diamond Engineering compact, portable positioner will also be shown at IMS 2016. The solution will be demonstrated in the Anritsu booth.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments, as well as operation support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 4,000 employees in over 90 countries.

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Anritsu Contact:
Kim Collins
Director, Americas Marketing
Agency Contact:
Patrick Brightman
3E Public Relations

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