Jacksonville, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2023) – Micro-Ant, a leading U.S. manufacturer in antenna solutions, has introduced its latest venture – an advanced testing facility. This new facility offers global antenna manufacturers pragmatic access to Micro-Ant’s advanced testing resources. The testing phase is one of the most critical phases of antenna design and development. Access to a high-performance testing facility allows designers and engineers to ensure their products can work in real-world environments. Micro-Ant will offer a diverse range of electromagnetic testing options tailored to the specific needs of its customers at its world-class engineering design and manufacturing facilities located in Jacksonville, Florida. It offers both on-site and remote testing options. Details can be found on the company’s website: micro-ant.com/testing.
Many global companies need more resources to build and maintain their testing infrastructure, yet lack access to specialized testing equipment and facilities. This limitation can lead to several issues, including compromised antenna performance, potential non-compliance with industry standards, and an inability to verify the antenna’s capabilities in real-world scenarios. Companies searching for testing facilities are, therefore, in need of a reliable partner that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment, expertise in antenna testing, and an environment that allows for accurate and thorough evaluation.
Micro-Ant.com addresses the gap by offering advanced testing facilities with specialized equipment and experienced staff. This streamlines the testing process, ensures accurate results, and enables companies to make informed design decisions, ultimately leading to higher-quality antenna products.
Micro-Ant has been designing and manufacturing bespoke antennas for over two decades and has become a leader in defense, aviation, maritime, and land applications. Micro-Ant comprises a team of scientists who have mastered the art of antenna design and engineering. They stop at nothing to make their customers’ ideas a reality and have built more than a thousand bespoke products that make a difference in people’s lives worldwide.
Taking immense pride in their expertise and comprehensive offerings in microwave antenna testing, Micro-Ant’s team is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions that set them apart as a leader in the industry. Their focus is on testing to the highest standard of excellence, and their test data and reports are regularly used by satellite companies, government agencies, and defense organizations to characterize and certify antennas.
Micro-Ant’s High-Performance Testing Facilities offer the following:
State-of-the-art Testing Equipment: Micro-Ant.com’s facilities have specialized testing equipment to evaluate antenna designs under specific conditions and unique environments, providing manufacturers with comprehensive testing capabilities.
Expertise and Technical Support: Micro-Ant.com boasts a team of experienced professionals with deep antenna design and evaluation expertise. They can provide valuable technical guidance, insights, and support throughout testing.
Convenient Location and Accessibility: Micro-Ant.com’s US-based testing facilities offer manufacturers reduced travel time and costs, enabling more efficient collaboration and quicker iterations in evaluating their antenna designs.
Compliance with Stringent Specifications: Micro-Ant.com’s facilities ensure strict adherence to specifications and standards, allowing manufacturers to accurately evaluate their antenna designs and validate their performance against tight requirements.
Expanded Testing Capacity: Micro-Ant.com’s facilities provide ample testing capacity, increasing the likelihood of securing testing slots within desired timeframes and minimizing potential delays in project timelines.
Confidentiality and IP Protection: Micro-Ant.com understands the importance of safeguarding sensitive designs and intellectual property. They prioritize confidentiality and have measures to protect the information manufacturers share.
Data Interpretation and Analysis: Micro-Ant.com’s experts can assist manufacturers in effectively interpreting and analyzing the testing data, offering valuable insights to aid in design decisions and optimization.
Antenna Testing Expertise: Testing professionals have deep expertise in advanced electromagnetics with over 100 years of antenna testing experience. They have built and maintained over a dozen ranges and test sites over their careers. Our engineers stay up-to-date on the latest FCC and Satellite Operator test requirements and have an excellent track record for the accuracy and quality of their test reporting. They are equipped to handle diverse testing requirements and ensure accurate and reliable results.
State-of-the-Art Facilities: State-of-the-art testing facilities designed to test microwave frequency antennas. Near-field scanners can test antennas from 1GHz to 40GHz and up to 2 meters in size. Micro-Ant has developed methodologies for testing flat panel antennas, beamforming antennas, wideband antennas, and antennas that must be mounted to ground planes.
Spherical Near-field Scanner
- Frequencies from 750 MHz to 40 GHz
- Unit under test size up to 2 meters
- 34’x24’x16’Fully Enclosed Anechoic Chamber
- AMETEK NSI-MI 700S-60 spherical near-field scanner
- Phi over Theta near-field and direct far-field capability
- Full 360° X 360° pattern coverage for certification and compliance measurements
- ±180° Full Pattern Envelope Data Availability
- Secure data delivered over our FTP site
Planar Near-field Scanner
- Frequencies 6 GHz to 40 GHz
- Unit under test size up to 1.3m15’x12’x12’ Semi Enclosed Anechoic Chamber
- AMETEK NSI-MI PNF-XYV-1.5X1.5 planar near-field scanner
- X, Y, and Z translation movement
- ±60° Pattern Envelope Data (maximum, depending on size and frequency)
- Fast pattern generation for production and design verification
- Secure data delivered over our FTP site
Benchtop S-Parameter Testing
- 0 GHz to 40 GHz S-Parameter Testing
SAT Mask Compliance + Data Submission Packages
Certification Ready Antenna Test Reports:
The Micro-Ant team has tested and submitted data and professional test reports to all of the significant GEO satellite operators, as well as for military certification and, most recently, LEO and MEO satellite operators. Micro-Ants antenna test reports and data have been used to certify antennas for ARSTRAT Certifications, Iridium Certus Certifications, Intelsat and Intelsat Flex Certification, Eutelsat Certifications, Inmarsat and Inmarsat Global Express Certifications, SES O3B Certifications, Thuraya and Huges. They have tested antennas for every application, including Coms-on-the-Move, Beamforming, Airborne antennas for Helicopter and Fuselage Mount, and Body-Worn Antennas.
Micro-Ant distinguishes itself from other manufacturers by prioritizing quality throughout every process stage. With a team of skilled engineers, designers, and scientists, the company specializes in developing and manufacturing custom antennas for land, maritime, and aerospace applications within the Microwave Frequency Spectrum. This includes UHF, L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka-bands.
For more information about Micro-Ant, visit www.micro-ant.com. Please contact Ashlee Singleton at 602-875-5664 for interviews.