Brandon C. Brown, Frederic G. Goora, and Chris D. Rouse, "The design of an economical antenna-gain and radiation-pattern measurement system", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 188-200, Aug. 2011.
Citation for video
Brandon C. Brown, Frédéric G. Goora and Chris D. Rouse, "IsoTropic Thunder", 2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Design Contest, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick, (Fredericton, NB, Canada), May 12, 2011, YouTube (TM) Video,
First Prize Award
This project was awarded the first prize in the
2011 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Student Design Contest.
On July 6, 2011, the award presentation was made at the
2011 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting.
A picture, 356 (Kibytes), of the award certificate is available.
The cost of the hardware, a travel subsidy, and the award was provided by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Significant additional support was provided by the IEEE New Brunswick Section, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Office of the UNB President.
Dave Kelley, Education Column, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 53, no. 1, p. 150, Feb. 2011.
YouTube: IsoTropicThunder's Channel
Text Summary of Video
- 2011 IEEE AP-S Student Design Contest Submission
- Antenna Gain and Radiation Pattern Measurement System
- The Design of an Economical Antenna Gain and Radiation Pattern Measurement System
- Team IsoTropic Thunder, University of New Brunswick
- System Performance, Accurate to +/- 0.5 dB, Dynamic range of 13 dB + antenna gains, Reproducible for less than $1300
- Design, operation, and measurement results for a Pringles® Cantenna.
- System Description
- Gain Measurements
- Gain Results
- Radiation Pattern
- Calibration -20 dB Pad
- Three Antenna Method, Log-periodic, Dipole and Yagi
- Radiation Pattern, Yagi
- Anechoic Chamber
- Radiation Pattern, Cantenna
- Three Antenna Method, Cantenna, Yagi, Monopole
- Accurate antenna gain measurements, High quality and automated antenna radiation pattern measurements, Easily reproducible for less than $1300
- Pringles® Cantenna, Forward gain of 5.6 dBi, Can be built at home for approximately $15, Includes a delicious snack in a variety of flavours
- Thank you for your time! IsoTropic Thunder hopes that this video rocked your antenna world!
- Supervisor: Dr. Bruce Colpitts
- Song: "Alchemy" Cargo Cult
- Special Thanks: Dana Hope, Lars Woodhouse
- Scary, huh!
The project used a Make Controller Kit.
The Iron Ring
The video clearly shows one of the students wearing the Iron Ring; all three students wear the Iron Ring. The Iron Ring is also described at Wikipedia.
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