Huntsville, AL August 16, 2018 — Today, Q-Track Corporation debuts a line of Field Measurement Instrumentation products based on the company’s award-winning high-performance indoor location products. Q-Track’s new product line enables precise real-time measurement of magnetic fields around transmit antennas, arrays, and other radio frequency systems. The QT-559 Remote-Reading Field Strength Meter includes band options to measure all magnetic field components simultaneous for unparalleled speed and accuracy in evaluating the behavior of AM-band antennas and other low-frequency transmission systems from Very Low Frequency (VLF) up to High-Frequency (HF) (3 kHz – 30 MHz).
Q-Track’s RF fingerprinting software application enables detailed surface plots of signal strength throughout tower sites, allowing for detailed diagnostics of antenna performance. Built-in GPS allows signal strength and location to be correlated automatically, or for even greater precision, a user may place the QT-559 Field Strength Meter at known locations throughout the area and designate the true location through the application GUI. The software automatically interpolates between the measurement points to create a comprehensive signal strength map. The surface plot below shows a customer tower site with data points taken on a 30-foot-grid.
The QT-559 Field Strength Meter can also provide real-time readout of signal strength allowing quick assessment of the impact of changes in tuning or antenna configuration.
The QT-559 Field Strength Meter comes in a complete system including tripods, charger, batteries, wireless router, and laptop with software. Details and specifications are available on Q-Track’s website.
“Q-Track’s Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) Real-Time Location System (RTLS) receivers have long delivered RF field measurements with the precision of high-end test instrumentation to enable highly accurate indoor location solutions,” says Q-Track CTO, Dr. Hans Schantz. “Applying our receivers for field measurement applications is a natural evolution of Q-Track’s product line.”
“We’re excited at the success of our initial field measurement product offering,” says Q-Track CEO, Stephen Werner. “Our ability to customize our product to meet specific customer requirements is already attracting industry attention. We’re delighted to launch this exciting new product line.”
Q-Track Corporation (www.Q-Track.com) offers solutions that provide “Knowing Where, Anywhere” for a growing range of industrial real-time location applications. The company’s patented Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) systems employ a unique low-frequency, long-wavelength radio signal to achieve highly accurate (40 cm rms) indoor location results even in complicated non-line-of-sight environments. NFER® Real Time Location Systems enable “Dosimulation™,” a radiation worker training system deployed in a third of U.S. nuclear plants. Q-Track also offers proximity detection and collision avoidance systems that protect people from cranes, robotic material handling equipment, and forklifts at a variety of manufacturing plants nationwide, as well as location systems that enhance military training by precisely locating soldiers in training ranges extending through multiple buildings and across tens of thousands of square meters (hundreds of thousands of square feet).
Q-Track is a privately-held company located in Huntsville, AL. The company’s research and development was supported by private investors and funding from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Institutes for Health.
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