E3D Antenna Units being packed for shipping
The contractor, East China Research Institute of Electronic Engineering (ECRIEE) are now finalising packing of the antenna units (AU) that will be shipped to EISCAT. The shipment will comprise of 228 AUs with final destinations to the EISCAT_3D sites in Finland (54 AUs), Norway (119 AUs) and Sweden (55 AUs). The units will be delivered by ship to a port near the EISCAT_3D sites in Norway and will thereafter be trucked to their respective final destinations.
Each AU comprise of an equipment container and an antenna frame holding the antenna elements mounted on top of the container. The antenna elements to be installed on the frames are stored inside the containers until needed.