Microwave Lab

The Microwave Lab at Heriot-Watt University has state of the art facilities for fabrication and testing of antennas, microwave components and devices. We maintain a full suite of state of the art facilties for fabrication and testing of antennas and microwave components and devices as listed below. Facilities can be made available to external users, for further information please contact g.goussetis@hw.ac.uk.

Signal Generators

Analog Signal Generator (9KHz~40GHz)
Keysight MXG N5183B Analog (9KHz~40GHz)
Keysight MXG N5182B Vector (9KHz~6GHz)
Tektronix Arbitrary Waveform Generator 5204
Analog Signal Generator (up to 1 GHz)

Signal/Spectrum/Waveform Analysers

Keysight PXA Signal Analyser N9030B (3Hz~44GHz)
Anritsu Portable Dual-function VNA-Spectrum Analyser MS2038C (5KHz~20GHz)
HP Spectrum Analyser E4401B (9kHz~1.5GHz)
R&S RTO2064 Oscilloscope (20GSPS)
Tektronix Oscilloscope MSO44 (6.25GSPS)

Vector Network Analyser

Keysight VNA N5225A (10MHz~50GHz)
Keysight VNA N5234A (10MHz~43.5GHz)
Keysight VNA E5080B (100kHz~44GHz)
Anritsu Portable Dual-function VNA-Spectrum Analyser MS2038C (5KHz~20GHz)
HP VNA 8510B (45MHz~20GHz)

Anechoic Chamber

Anechoic Chamber (3.6m x 2.4m x 2.4m)
Near/Far-field Anechoic Chamber 1.2mx1.2m NSI near-field system


Probe Station
Maury Automatic Load Tuner (up to 18GHz, 3rd Harmonic)
LPKF ProtoMat E44
Reflow Oven
Various Programmable DC Sources
UB Box 5G (up to 44GHz)
NI USRP 8-Tx 8-Rx (up to 6GHz)
NI USRP 4-Tx 2-Rx (up to 6.6GHz)

Simulation Software

  • Ansys HFSS
  • CST
  • ADS
  • Sonnet