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Redesign of automated scan station for 3D measurements of antennas
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-298278ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-M-2016/32-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-298278DiVA: diva2:945394
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2016-07-01 Created: 2016-07-01 Last updated: 2016-07-01Bibliographically approved

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