Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Welcome to SAMURAI's documentation!

Published

Author(s)

Alec Weiss, Jeanne Quimby, Rod Leonhardt, Ben Jamroz, Peter Vouras, Kate Remley, Dylan Williams

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL) developed the Synthetic Aperture Measurement with Uncertainties and Angle of Arrival (SAMURAI) millimeter-wave testbed and technique. SAMURAI utilizes a synthetic aperture method using a robotic arm and vector network analyzer/large signal network analyzer (VNA/LSNA) for flexible and accurate propagation channel and device measurements as a function of both frequency and angle. Note: this technique can use a measurement tool. In the NIST configuration of SAMURAI, linear and non-linear measurements are possible leveraging the large signal network LSNA measurement capability. We perform wideband measurements from 26.5 to 40 GHz on an optical table in a controlled laboratory to ensure stability during our measurements. The robotic arm allows for multiple configuration scan types from rectangular to cylindrical. In this documentation, we provide a getting started documentation, software for both data acquisition and data analysis. We also provide past measurement campaigns data from an Angle-of-Arrival measurements to the Central Utility Plant measurements. Finally, we provide base software libraries and frequently asked questions.
Citation
github

Keywords

Large-Signal Network Analyzer, Millimeter-Waves, Over-the-Air Measurements, Synthetic Aperture

Citation

Weiss, A. , Quimby, J. , Leonhardt, R. , Jamroz, B. , Vouras, P. , Remley, K. and Williams, D. (2022), Welcome to SAMURAI's documentation!, github, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=933665, https://github.com/usnistgov/SAMURAI (Accessed January 19, 2022)
Created January 13, 2022