Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: Challenges of Over-the-Air Testing for Satellite Applications
Date: March 17, 2022
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz
Presented by: Clinton Linville, Application Engineer, Rohde & Schwarz
As satellite technology continues transition from Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) to massive Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations, legacy antenna test approaches that had focused on conducted testing have evolved to phased-array antenna systems requiring radiated test methods. Further, the need to dramatically decrease the cost of the tracking antenna system has become more and more critical. Whether designing for multi-beam or retrace operation protocols, creating test environments to accommodate phased-array designs and large form factor devices can be challenging. With advancements in over-the-air testing solutions, there are ways to address this test challenge. In this webinar, we will take a look at what antenna designers are doing today in the development of customer premise antenna design, and explore how different test solutions fit with various types of antenna system implementations.
Clinton Linville is an Application Engineer with more than 13 years of industry experience, 5 of which have been with Rohde & Schwarz. As a part of the Rohde & Schwarz Systems Sales team, Clinton educates customers on our over-the-air solutions and help find the best fit for their test challenges. In addition to being involved in the sales process, Clinton also works closely with the team to deliver and support our systems within the US and Canada. These solutions range from simple benchtop characterization systems to large complex chambers and fields that require 360-degree antenna pattern analysis in both near and far-fields.