NIST Researches Large Antenna System

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are working on new antenna measurement methods for 5G systems.  “NIST’s new Large Antenna Positioning System (LAPS) has two robotic arms designed to position ‘smart’ or adaptable antennas, which can be mounted on base stations that handle signals to and from huge numbers of devices,” NIST said in a news release.  “Measurements of antenna signals are a great use for robotics,” NIST electronics engineer Jeff Guerrieri said.

“The robotic arms provide antenna positioning that would be constrained by conventional measurement systems.”  The release said that “NIST researchers are still validating the performance of the LAPS and are just now beginning to introduce it to industry.”

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