Com-Power ABF-900A Biconical Antenna

Frequency Range: 25 - 300 MHz

Biconical antenna model ABF-900A is used for emissions and immunity testing to meet various EMC standards. It has frequency range of 25 - 300 MHz. It has flexible and foldable conical elements for easy storage and transport.

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Com-Power ABF-900A Biconical Antenna Product Description

The ABF-900A is a broadband, linearly polarised Biconical Dipole Antenna with collapsible elements, operating over the frequency range of 25 MHz to 300 MHz. Each full-size biconical element (54 cm cage diameter) collapses to a maximum diameter of 5 cm for easy transport/storage.

Construction

The antenna elements are constructed of a corrosion resistant, polished aluminum. The ABF-900A is the only collapsible-element Biconical Antenna which incorporates a “gamma match” rod. It is necessary in order to avoid a significant “dip” in the antenna’s performance, which would otherwise be present between approximately 275 and 290 MHz.

Application

The ABF-900A Biconical Antenna is intended for use as an EMI test antenna for qualification-level regulatory compliance measurements (FCC, CE, Mil-Std, RTCA DO160, FDA, SAE Automotive, etc.).

The ABF-900A can also be used in conjunction with an RF power amplifier (up to 50 watts) to generate RF fields associated with radiated immunity tests.

In addition, a pair of ABF-900A Biconical Antennas can also be used for Normalised Site Attenuation (NSA) calibrations of Open Area Test Sites (OATS) or Semi Anechoic Chambers (SAC) using the Geometry Specific Correction Factors (GSCF) given in Tables G.1 through G.3 of ANSI C63.5, as its physical dimensions conform to the minimum and maximum values given in Figure G.1 of ANSI C63.5 (Dimensions of biconical dipole antennas evaluated for numerical correction). If biconical antennas have dimensions which do not conform to these min/max values, the given GSCF values can not be used, and would need to be determined by performing GSCF calibration on a Standard Antenna Calibration Site (SACS) as described in Annex H of ANSI C63.5. Notwithstanding the above applications, the ABF-900A can also be used for test site comparisons, shielding effectiveness tests of large enclosures, fiel

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