RF Antenna Test Engineer

We are looking for an RF Antenna Test Engineer for a company based in Cambridge to perform antenna characterisations for new wireless systems. Working closely with the RF Design Engineers you will be part of a group involved in the testing of early prototypes through to the verification and regulatory testing of the final system.


* Perform RF antenna measurements
* Be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the anechoic chamber facility
* Perform "on-body" measurements using body phantoms and volunteers
* Develop test plans and procedures based on requirement specifications and detailed engineering design specifications
* Execute test plans and programmes, analyse and collate test results
* Create test reports suitable for further internal analysis, and as deliverables to external clients
* Host clients


* Relevant experience working as an antenna test engineer and understanding of antenna function and design
* Familiarity with RF test equipment such as spectrum analysers, network analysers, signal generators, Radio communication testers (GSM/LTE/Bluetooth) and oscilloscopes
* Knowledge of standard RF measurements such as Antenna efficiency, radiation patterns, Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power, Total Isotropic Sensitivity, Bit Error Rate, Return Loss/VSWR
* Driving licence (travel between antenna facility and main office is required)

The following would be beneficial:

* Experience in near-field measurement techniques
* Experience with Satimo SG- or Starlab systems
* Practical experience of building test systems and testing early stage prototypes and final products
* Scripting/ programming
* Experience with EM simulation tools (e.g. HFSS, CST, FEKO)

[ Cambridge, Salary £neg. | vacancy reference : 32016 ]

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