KU Antenna Range Capability Upgrade
Project Award Date: 05-20-2002
The project will add to the capabilities of the University of Kansas Outdoor Antenna Range. The antenna range improvements include improved software for control of the range hardware for making measurements, software to process antenna pattern data for reporting, and a process for calibration and verification of the range performance.
The following will be accomplished during this project
Develop technique and add option in KU antenna range measurement software to allow use of the Time-Domain-Gating mode of the Network Analyzer for use in gating out multi-path effects.
Develop calibration techniques and perforn1ance verification measurement process for the antel1na range. Develop calibration techniques for Time-Domain-Gated as well as non-Time-Domain-Gated measurements.
Add option in KU antenna range measurement software to allow setting and recording five (5) Network Analyzer MARKER data points.
Develop software to process antenna range measurement data for presentation in graphical and tabular forms for use in reports.
Perform measurements to evaluate existing multi-path conditions of the antenna range at selected frequencies.
The frequency band of interest for this project is from 100 MHz to 2500 MHz.
Purchase necessary materials to support project activities after authorization from the Buyer. Provide technical support for measurements of Buyer provided antennas.
Primary Sponsor(s): Honeywell Federal Mfg & Technologies, LLC