Microwave test bench
Microwave test bench is a group of components of microwave measuring instruments .The general setup of a microwave test bench is shown below :
Figure : General setup of microwave test bench
These Benches consist of a complete microwave system capable of transmitting and receiving microwave signals in X band.
The main components of microwave test benches are listed below : -
- A selection of wave-guide components
- The power supply for the microwave source (Choice of Klytron & GUNN Type)
- A detector
- A meter, which monitors the detector output
- Training Manual
- Audio Communication
- Provided with PC to PC communication in Gunn based Benches
These Training Benches are completely self-contained and need only oscilloscope in order to perform microwave experiments. The manual is written in easy-to-understand terminology. With the these Test Benches, one can measure attenuation, phase, VSWR, and byusing the self contained turntable, one can also measure antenna patterns and demonstrate wave propagation effects. The function and performance of each of the waveguide components in the system can also be evaluated.