This letter presents a radiation pattern verification system for low-frequency antennas in their operative conditions, e.g., on the ground, next to other elements, etc. It is a far-field setup using a properly equipped micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a test source. Themicro UAV can perform an autonomous flight. Its absolute position is measured with a remote topographic instrument. By data processing, the received power pattern along the UAV flying path is reconstructed. The proposed setup has been validated on two standard wire antennas at 150 and 408 MHz with an estimated accuracy of 1 dB.

Antenna Pattern Verification System Based on a Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Virone, Giuseppe; Lingua, Andrea Maria; Piras, Marco; Cina, Alberto; Federico, Perini; Jader, Monari; Paonessa, Fabio; Peverini, Oscar Antonio; Addamo, Giuseppe; Riccardo, Tascone. - In: IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS. - ISSN 1536-1225. - STAMPA. - 13:(2014), pp. 169-172. [10.1109/LAWP.2014.2298250]

Antenna Pattern Verification System Based on a Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

VIRONE, GIUSEPPE;LINGUA, Andrea Maria;PIRAS, MARCO;CINA, Alberto;PAONESSA, FABIO;PEVERINI, Oscar Antonio;ADDAMO, GIUSEPPE;
2014

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This letter presents a radiation pattern verification system for low-frequency antennas in their operative conditions, e.g., on the ground, next to other elements, etc. It is a far-field setup using a properly equipped micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a test source. Themicro UAV can perform an autonomous flight. Its absolute position is measured with a remote topographic instrument. By data processing, the received power pattern along the UAV flying path is reconstructed. The proposed setup has been validated on two standard wire antennas at 150 and 408 MHz with an estimated accuracy of 1 dB.
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