The turntable facility is part of the RF plotting range capability at Malvern Optical.
However, it’s utility extends across multiple technical disciplines, useful for when rotation of a large test sample or sensing equipment is required with respect to a separate receiver or the environment.
Outside of the traditional antenna polar plot use case, the turntable has been used for many other applications such as in signature assessment, ground intercept, audio evaluation and atmospheric characterisation.
The 7.3 m diameter turntable can accommodate loads of up to 70 tonnes and can also provide power onboard. The rotational speed is up to 6 rotations per minute in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
Anchoring points are available for securing antenna structures, if required. Remote monitoring and control of the turntable is possible from any receiver position.
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Our 70 Tonne Turntable is located at our site on Throckmorton Airfield.
Formally known as RAF Pershore, Throck Morton Airfield is home to the Throckmorton Air Show and was built in the 1940s, during the Second World War and was home to No 23 Operational Training Unit equipped with Wellington bombers.
Hangar 3, Throckmorton Airfield,
Long Ln, Throckmorton,
Pershore WR10 2JH