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New Antenna Positioner Improves NIST's Capabilities

Published

Author(s)

G. Kangiser, Dennis G. Camell

Abstract

Antenna and electric field probe calibration requires precise positioning and movement throughout a known RF field Measurements are usually made in an anechoic chamber. A robotic six axis antenna positioner was needed that would work in this environment at NIST Discusses NIST's vendor selection process for the new positioner and how the positioner has enhanced their capabilities. Also chronicles the design, technical challenges and manufacture of the positioner by Mek-A-Nize Engineering & Robotics, Inc. , the vendor selected by NIST to provide the turnkey robotic antenna positioner.
Citation
Industrial Robot
Volume
27
Issue
1

Keywords

anechoic chamber, Mek-A-Nize, NIST, robotic design, six axis antenna positioner

Citation

Kangiser, G. and Camell, D. (1999), New Antenna Positioner Improves NIST's Capabilities, Industrial Robot (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created September 30, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021