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dc.contributor.advisorElsherbeni, Atef Z.
dc.contributor.authorPatel, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-20T19:38:24Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T13:00:57Z
dc.date.available2017-07-20T19:38:24Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T13:00:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierPatel_mines_0052N_11291.pdf
dc.identifierT 8307
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/171142
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2017 Summer.
dc.description.abstractModern communication systems require next generation antenna, whose performance can only be verified through specialized equipment and methodology. For example, a vector network analyzer can be used to determine metrics such as the impedance bandwidth of an antenna. However, a vector network analyzer provides only a portion of the operational characteristics of an antenna. Instead, controlled environments known as anechoic chambers are used to ascertain the radiation characteristics of an antenna under test. These facilities typically incorporate a variety of different instruments to facilitate the measurement process. Rotary tables, linear actuators, vector network analyzers, and amplifiers are examples of typical components that are used in an anechoic chamber. While one could certainly manually control these components, it is more efficient to automate the measurement procedure. This saves time and increases repeatability of measurements. This thesis presents a complete software design for automated antenna measurement system for use in anechoic chambers. This developed software is both modular and flexible, which allows for easy adaptation for new equipment over time and allows the system to run in a simulation mode if some hardware components are not present. The system has also proven its capability by successfully measuring the radiation pattern of a dipole antenna, even in an anechoic chamber lacking wall-to-wall absorbers.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.titleDesign of an antenna measurement system
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberNayeri, Payam
dc.contributor.committeememberCoulston, Chris
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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