Sep 5 – 9, 2023
ASU Memorial Union (2nd Floor)
US/Arizona timezone
GRCon23 will be running from Tuesday Sept 5 to Saturday Sept 9 this year.

Open-Source Antenna Pattern Measurement System: Collaborative Development and Applications

Sep 8, 2023, 2:15 PM
Arizona (MU 221) (ASU Memorial Union 2nd Floor)

Arizona (MU 221)

ASU Memorial Union 2nd Floor

Paper (with talk) SDR Hardware Main Track


Dr Jonathn West (WSU-ECE)


Weber State University (WSU) has developed an ‘open-source’ antenna-pattern measurement system physically comprised of software-defined radios (SDRs), Arduino microcontroller and 3-D printed hardware. The student-designed measurement testbed was supported by the Utah NASA Space Grant Consortium. The ‘open-source’ prototype integrates Python, GNU Radio Companion, and Linux on a single laptop PC. The system is portable and used for education- and industry-outreach.
The Python-GNU Radio Companion software is now available in a GitHub-WSU repository. Recently, a prototype was delivered/loaned to a Naval laboratory for assessment.
The following paper describes an evolving collaboration between WSU-ECE and NSWCDD-DNA. Potential applications of the prototype are discussed. In addition, the current status and future improvements of the hardware and software are detailed.

Talk Length 15 Minutes
Link to Open Source Code

Primary author

Christian Hearn (Weber State University - ECE Dept)


Mr Lucas Eans (NSWCDD) Dr Jonathn West (WSU-ECE)

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