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August 15, 2016: The JASDF released photographs of the first F-35 built for Japan. The photos show the aircraft, AX-1, inside the Acceptance Test Facility at the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth. The Howland Company has been a leader in the design of imaging RCS facilities like this one for over twenty years. We continue to support Lockheed and the F-35 at the Fort Worth facility and similar facilities at the F-35 FACO operations in Italy and Japan.
November 16 , 2015: We are launching our Antenna Testing service for antenna designers and integrators. We use Agilent and Rohde & Schwarz RF instrumentation and our own Howland test chamber, motion control system, probe antennas, and software. See the Antenna Test Services page for details and contact us with your requirements.
March 12, 2013: We've added a second anechoic chamber at our Buford, Georgia facility. The new system, a standard Model 3500 Wireless Test Lab, will be used for production and quality testing and finished product calibration, so that the existing chamber can be devoted fully to new product development.
The Howland Company designed EMVAF's shielded anechoic chambers--the one pictured here is the Army's largest--and control rooms as well as the 100-ton capacity turntable, and developed the procurement specifications for the shielding and anechoic construction. We were also tasked with oversight of the QA program for all shielding and anechoic construction and testing, and conducted an extensive series of Imaging Spherical Nearfield (ISNF) measurements to characterize the two anechoic chambers.
July 11 , 2012: The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a construction progress report on the F-22 RCS Test Facility at Hill Air Force Base. The Howland Company worked with the COE Sacramento District and A/E firm EASE, Inc. to develop the technical requirements incorporated in the RFP specifications and drawings. The facility design is based on the F-22 Functional Test Facility we designed for Lockheed Martin.
May 14 , 2012: CTIA 2012 wrap-up: The Howland Company's James Huff presented technical contributions at meetings of the Measurement Uncertainty and M2M subgroups of the Certification Program Working Group. Also, our Model 2100D Wireless Test Lab was on display in Rohde & Schwarz's exhibit space, and featured in an informative Engadget report:
CTIA 2013 is scheduled for May 20-23, 2013 in Las Vegas.