An Automated Antenna Measurement System Utilizing Wi-Fi Hardware

@article{Picco2011AnAA,
  title={An Automated Antenna Measurement System Utilizing Wi-Fi Hardware},
  author={Vittorio Picco and K U Martin},
  journal={IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine},
  year={2011},
  volume={53},
  pages={173-184}
}
We propose a system that measures three-dimensional gain patterns of an unknown antenna using the received signal-strength indicator (RSSI) provided by Wi-Fi hardware. Our system uses widely available Wi-Fi routers to generate the RF signal and to measure incident power. A simple two-axis positioner allows the full three-dimensional pattern of the antenna to be measured, and a LabVIEW interface lets users control measurements and view results. We make use of inexpensive, readily available… CONTINUE READING