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A Robotic Antenna Alignment and Tracking System for Millimeter Wave Propagation Modeling

  title={A Robotic Antenna Alignment and Tracking System for Millimeter Wave Propagation Modeling},
  author={Bharath Keshavamurthy and Yaguang Zhang and Christopher R. Anderson and Nicol{\`o} Michelusi and James V. Krogmeier and David James Love},
In this paper, we discuss the design of a slidingcorrelator channel sounder for 28 GHz propagation modeling on the NSF POWDER testbed in Salt Lake City, UT. Beam-alignment is mechanically achieved via a fully autonomous robotic antenna tracking platform, designed using commercial off-the-shelf components. Equipped with an Apache Zookeeper/Kafka managed fault-tolerant publishsubscribe framework, we demonstrate tracking response times of 27.8 ms, in addition to superior scalability over state-of… 

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