Calibration of antennas in the frequency range 18-40 GHz

Reference number 2018-04569
Coordinator RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB - RISE EMC Borås
Funding from Vinnova SEK 400 000
Project duration January 2019 - December 2019
Status Ongoing

Purpose and goal

Developing a measurement method for the calibration of antennas in the frequency range 18-40 GHz. The current methods at RISE are only valid up to 18 GHz. By this new method the frequency range in which tracible calibration of antenna is expanded to meet the emerging usage of higher frequencies, for instance in 5G and in vehicular implementations.

Expected results and effects

Following the emerging usage of higher frequencies, for instance within 5G and vehicular implementations, there is an increasing demand for tracible calibration of antennas at these frequencies. Today the “RMP” can only provide calibrations up to 18 GHz. This needs to be expanded in frequency range in order to meet the emerging requirements coming with the usage of higher frequencies. The main object of the project is a tracible thorough method that is published on BIPM with a CMC for the calibration of antennas in the frequency range 18-40 GHz.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is thought to constitute of a number of work packages WP1: Method development including investigations of limitations (dynaimc range, different kinds of antennas). WP2: Method implementation. WP3: Measurement uncertainty analysis and formulating an uncertainty budget. WP4: Measurement comparison (Antenna calibrated by another NMI, different kinds of antennas). WP5: Designing software for controlling the instrumentation and data processing for calculating the measurement uncertainty. WP6: Documentation.

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