Open-Source Antenna Pattern Validation using FEKO

Christian Hearn
Abstract-” An open-source antenna pattern measurement
system comprised of software-defined radios (SDRs), standard
PVC tubing, and 3-D printer components measures the radiation
patterns of student-built prototype antennas. Position control is
realized using an Arduino microcontroller. Measured principal
plane gain patterns for two antenna prototypes are compared to
(FEKO) simulated results. The low-cost, open-source nature of the
measurement system is ideal for undergraduate-level investigation
of antenna theory and measurement

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