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Automated Periodic Measurement

Question asked by kmakhija on Feb 10, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 11, 2015 by MikeM
Hello,

I need to take sky measurements using my antenna on an N1996A spectrum analyzer periodically, i.e. every 15 minutes or so, over a period of 24 hours. The data should be ideally in numbers, so ultimately I would need it to be in xls format (or anything that can easily be transposed to MATLAB or Origin for analysis)

So far I have tried using VEE Pro 8.5 along with some SCPI commands. The MMEM:STOR:TRAC command requires a path to be defined every time. However, I want it to run automatically for a total of, say 100 times, and save the trace or measurement data. Running the same command over and over again simply replaces the old file. Can anyone help? 

Thanks in advance.  

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