This project was initiated to develop an improved design for the
antenna measurement scanner used by researchers in the fields of
millimeterwave technology and antenna design.
The purpose of the scanner is to measure the properties of the
signal transmitted and received by antennas. This is achieved by
having the measurement module positioned by an automated arm. The
arm can position the module on defined points in a hemisphere
around the antennas to be measured. The module is connected to a
network analyzer that is synchronized with the automatic arm to
make measurments and store the data.
The previous antenna scanner was large and not accurate enough. It
was complicated and potentially dangerous to use. This led to the
initiation of this project.
The project aimed at developing a redesigned prototype by reusing
the components from the existing scanner.
To develop a new design for the antenna scanner the project
included a design study, a product development process and
prototyping. Focus has been kept on careful planning and short
downtime for the scanner.
The project resulted in a new design of the scanner which led to
significant improvements of user friendliness, safety and
This report includes a more detailed introduction to the project
followed by a report on how it was carried out and what it
resulted in, including discussions and conclusions about the
project and the product it resulted in.