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Configurable Robotic Millimeter-Wave Antenna Facility



Jeffrey R. Guerrieri, Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny, Michael H. Francis, Ronald C. Wittmann, Miranda L. Butler


This paper introduces the Configurable Robotic Millimeter-Wave Antenna (CROMMA) facility by the Antenna Metrology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST set out to develop an antenna measurement facility that would be reconfigurable to different near-field antenna measurement geometries and perform antenna measurements from 100 to 500 GHz. An industrial robotic arm, hexapod and precision rotator were integrated to make a unique antenna measurement facility. A laser tracker with the ability to monitor and record the six degrees of freedom of a target was employed to measure and provide feedback used to correct the actual path of the robotic arm and position of the hexapod and rotator.
Proceedings Title
European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Conference Proceedings
Conference Dates
April 12-17, 2015
Conference Location
Conference Title
The 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Conference and Symposium


robot, hexapod, laser tracker, spherical near-field scanning


Guerrieri, J. , Gordon, J. , Novotny, D. , Francis, M. , Wittmann, R. and Butler, M. (2015), Configurable Robotic Millimeter-Wave Antenna Facility, European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Conference Proceedings, Lisbon, -1 (Accessed July 14, 2024)


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Created April 13, 2015, Updated January 27, 2020