Open-Source Antenna Pattern Measurement System: SDR-based Student Research and Development

  • Matthew Finger Weber State University
  • Taylor Hansen Weber State University
  • Christian Hearn Weber State University

Abstract

Weber State University (WSU) has developed an
‘open-source’ antenna-pattern measurement system
physically comprised of software-defined radios
(SDRs) and 3-D printed hardware. The
present WSU ‘open-source’ prototype integrates
Python, GNU Radio Companion, and Linux on a
single laptop PC. Multiple student projects have
investigated methods to improve measurement fidelity
in non-optimal environments. For example,
excellent agreement between measured and
simulated radiation patterns has been obtained
using coherent AM detection. The following
paper summarizes the development of the current
system and presents results from student research.

Published
2022-09-28
How to Cite
FINGER, Matthew; HANSEN, Taylor; HEARN, Christian. Open-Source Antenna Pattern Measurement System: SDR-based Student Research and Development. Proceedings of the GNU Radio Conference, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://pubs.gnuradio.org/index.php/grcon/article/view/123>. Date accessed: 28 nov. 2022.