Indoor and Outdoor Measurements

Compact Radar Range

ESL is a leader in the design and development of compact range and other facilities for precision microwave measurements.

Our compact radar range is:

  • A state-of-the-art system that measures the scattering and radiation characteristics of objects as large as eight feet long or as small as a straight pin.
  • Used to gain a deeper understanding of electromagnetic scattering mechanisms including the relationship of signal frequency and polarization to an object's size and shape.
  • Available for commercial/defense department use.
  • Capable of measurements up to 110 GHz.

Studies are primarily related to radar, remote sensing, antennas, and communications systems

Research at the ESL compact range has been so successful that a consortium between The Ohio State University and industry has been organized to study measurement research areas of common interest. In addition, the designs of new systems that have been developed at Ohio State are now being applied to commercial products.

compact range at ESL

Available for Use

The Compact Radar Range is available for commercial use or by use by the Department of Defense.