CMi has a full suite of RF testing capabilities that are available on a contract basis. Reach out to schedule a testing engagement.
CMi has performed over 200 thermal PIM tests in its 14’ x 14’ x 14’ PIM chamber on antenna feeds and reflector antennas. An RF transparent thermal chamber can cycle parts from -130 to +140 °C during PIM tests. This facility is equipped to perform tests over L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka bands with up to 200W per carrier.
Our experienced staff typically achieves a noise floor of -160 dBm for 3rd order PIM using 200W carriers.
CMi’s NSI~MI 8' x 8' Planar Near Field Range is able to maintain a planarity of 0.001” across the full scan range, for highly accurate pattern measurements from 1-110 GHz. Higher frequencies can be accommodated at request.
Our range has repeatedly exhibited precise gain, radiation pattern, and low axial ratio measurements.
We have the capability to test how your systems will hold up under the harsh conditions imposed by space flight.
We are equipped to provide full space qualification vibration testing using our Unholtz-Dickie T-2000 series shaker system.
We have completed over 350 tests on feeds and components in our facility.
Utilizing a 40 Channel M+P International Digital Control and Data Acquisition System, our system supports vertical and horizontal axis support and up to 20,000 lbf.
CMi has several nitrogen atmosphere thermal chambers which are used for thermal cycling of components across the typical broad temperature range required by the satellite industry: -160 to +250 °C.
In addition to thermal cycling, we routinely perform RF testing at temperature extremes at all of the same frequencies that we perform RF bench tests: 1 -110 GHz.