Novel Dual Robotic Antenna Measurement System Highlights Connected Future Summit

Boeing Speaker Inspires Innovation at International Microwave Symposium


CEDAR PARK, Texas – June 15, 2023 – An impressive technical program and exhibition is the hallmark of the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2023, the industry’s most significant microwave conference.  Hosted by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT-S), this year’s in-person symposium attracted more than 9,000 attendees and some 550 exhibiting companies, making it the largest event dedicated to the radio frequency and microwave industry in the world.  The extensive technical program underway from June 11 to 16 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, offers panel sessions, workshops, boot camps, and numerous parallel technical sessions to accommodate the more than 350 oral and interactive forum poster presentations.  The Connected Future Summit held on Tuesday, June 13, featured many invited speakers, including Dennis Lewis, Technical Fellow, with Boeing.  Based in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Lewis presented “Recent Advances in Robotic Antenna Measurements.”  The presentation reviewed a novel Dual Robotic Antenna Measurement System (DRAMS) provided by ETS-Lindgren.


In his presentation, Mr. Lewis noted that traditional antenna test facilities are typically designed with a specific measurement application in mind, and as a result, these facilities tend to be comprised of single fixed measurement geometry.  However, modern antenna measurement ranges, such as the DRAMS, employ multi-axis robotic positioners to provide a near limitless degree of re-configurability in terms of measurement types and scan geometries.  This previously unimaginable flexibility offers new opportunities for the improvement of safety, measurement quality, and reduction of measurement uncertainties.  In addition, new robotic systems are capable of acquiring large amounts of data allowing for the implementation of advanced post processing techniques. 


The presentation included a review of Model Based Systems Engineering and Development (MBSE/MBD) – one of the technology themes of IMS2023.  Mr. Lewis showed how MBSE, utilized with ETS-Lindgren’s Building Information Modeling (BIM), dramatically reduced the time, effort, and cost associated with the test development and validation phases of the DRAMS project.  MBSE, MBD, and BIM tools can also be used to optimize test configurations to greatly reduce measurement uncertainties and simulate measurements. 


To view a video of the new dual multi-axis robotic antenna test system, click here.  To learn more about the DRAMS project, read the case study.


Visit ETS-Lindgren Booth #822 during the final day of the IMS2023 exhibition from 09:30 to 15:00 PDT on Thursday, June 15, to meet our Global Experts as well as learn more about our latest products and services addressing 5GNR and wireless technologies.  ETS-Lindgren engineers and sales professionals will be happy to discuss solutions for your 5G and wireless test and measurement challenges. 


For more information on ETS-Lindgren products and services, contact us online, or call +1 (512) 531-6400 USA.  For more information on IMS2023, visit


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About ETS-Lindgren


ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy.  The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.


Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Follow ETS-Lindgren on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter, and YouTube. Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at





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