Date of Award
Master of Science
The purpose of this research project has been to develop a mechatronics system for automatic antenna deployment of an existing Winegard Sensar[superscript registered trademark symbol] Recreational Vehicle (RV) TV antenna. Winegard had a set of criteria for how they wanted the antenna system to look and function. The main criterion was that it had to be a retrofit to the existing manual antenna. From these requirements a prototype was developed and built to test the functionality of the system as a whole. Feedback from Winegard resulted in an improved new prototype, but it still did not meet the requirements. Therefore, a third prototype had to be made that met the expectations of the team.
Lars Rune Kaldestad
Kaldestad, Lars Rune, "Mechatronics design for automated antenna deployment" (2003). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 19448.