We can control the effects of losses from metal structures or very large areas with phased arrays. Loss control is very important in many
installations where metal losses are significant – in other words in most modern buildings. Ampetronic were the pioneers of array systems to control loss, and continue to lead the way in designing and using these systems.
Metal losses restrict the width of a loop that can be used, as well as requiring much greater power input and frequency compensation. Arrays are the only solution to covering rooms >4m (typical) where there is substantial metal structure present. Find out more here.
A low loss array needs a design for the array which can be done by yourself or by Ampetronic. If you do your own designs, Ampetronic will check the design for free. SP5 Phase Shifters are only sold for applications where Ampetronic has completed or checked the design for installation.
Arrays are also very useful for controlling spill from a loop – low loss arrays provide some spill control, Ultra-low spill systems are better still. See ‘Loop Spill’ for more details.