Radiation pattern and power spectrum measurements become inevitable while analysing performance of an antenna. Current test bench for these measurements are considerably costly. In this paper, the performance of microstrip antenna is evaluated using GNU (GNU is Not Unix) Radio companion (GRC) and Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). The radiation pattern obtained is used in the measurement of Half Power Beam Width and Front to Back Ratio of the antenna. In addition to these measurements, received signal power is also calculated using the Frobenius norm method. Finally, the economic advantage of the proposed method is compared with conventional measurements. © Springer India 2015.
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S. Santhosh, Arunselvan, S. J., Aazam, S. H., Gandhiraj R., and Soman, K. P., “Performance analysis of microstrip antenna using GNU radio with USRP N210”, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol. 33, pp. 239-249, 2015.