Limbach, M.; Gabler, B.; Horn, R.; Reigber, A. (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center, Muenchner Strasse20, 82234 Wessling, Germany)
A Compact Test Range (CTR) facility shall extend the measurement capabilities at the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. Today’s accuracy requirements in the RF-component characterization are decisive factors for the specification of a new measurement facility. Parts of a Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) model 8074B, manufactured by March Microwave Systems B.V., have been purchased by the Institute in 2006. On the basis of these components, a compact test range in a new building named 'HF-TechLab' is currently under construction. It is planned to be operational at the end of 2009. An overview of the entire CTR facility is the objective of this paper.