Innovative trihedral corner reflectors improve radar and antenna testing accuracy

11-04-2024 | Pasternack | Passives

Pasternack has launched its new trihedral corner reflectors. These reflectors, featuring a unique trihedral design, are set to revolutionise radar and antenna testing applications by optimising signal reflection and measurement accuracy.

These reflectors have three flat surfaces meeting at right angles to form a corner structure. This innovative design efficiently reflects incoming signals back towards the source, making them essential in various testing and measurement scenarios.

One of the primary applications of these trihedral corner reflectors is in radar cross-section (RCS) measurements. Placed strategically within a controlled environment, these reflectors simulate radar echoes, facilitating precise assessment and calibration of radar systems. Moreover, they are extensively used in antenna testing, helping evaluate and optimise antenna performance.

Key features of the corner reflectors include their compact size, ranging from 1.4" to 13", which caters to different radar target sizes. With a high RCS, these reflectors provide optimal signal reflectivity for accurate measurements. Their rugged configuration, complemented by a durable grey powder-coat finish, allows them to withstand diverse environmental conditions.

These reflectors are ideal for various applications operating in the 10GHz to 100GHz frequency range. Precision machined and tripod mountable, they offer convenient and secure mounting options for seamless integration into testing setups.

"Pasternack is dedicated to providing professionals in the radar and antenna technology domains with cutting-edge tools that enhance testing accuracy and efficiency," said product line manager Kevin Hietpas. "Our trihedral corner reflectors exemplify our commitment to innovation and precision engineering, catering to the evolving needs of our customers."


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