Materials Measurement Using a Drone and a VNA

Sébastien Lambot from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium gave a demonstration of materials measurement with an R60 1-Port USB VNA connected to a dipole antenna on a drone at EuMW 2017. He combines a microcomputer with the VNA and portable battery to create a solution for ground penetrating radar that is less than one kilogram. They use the dipole antenna for measuring the amount of moisture in the soil, road conditions, or other penetrating measurements.