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Validation of Robotics for Antenna Measurements

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Author(s)

Jeffrey R. Guerrieri

Abstract

This paper presents recent measurements using the newly developed 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. The positioning capability of the robot has been evaluated and spherical near-field measurements performed at 183 GHz. Spherical far- field and extrapolation measurements have been performed at 112, 118 and 125 GHz. Spherical near-field measurements have been performed at 118 GHz on a CubeSat feed horn and compared to simulated results. Finally, the concept of multiple robot antenna measurement facility is discussed.
Proceedings Title
11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Proceedings
Conference Dates
March 19-24, 2017
Conference Location
Paris, FR
Conference Title
11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Keywords

robotic arm, millimeter wave, spherical near-field, extrapolation technique

Citation

Guerrieri, J. (2017), Validation of Robotics for Antenna Measurements, 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Proceedings, Paris, FR, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=922559 (Accessed April 14, 2024)
Created March 18, 2017, Updated April 19, 2022