Metrology for emerging wireless standards
Complex wireless technologies underpin the internet of things (IoT) and fifth and sixth generation (5G and 6G) mobile networks. These ‘new radio’ technologies require improved underpinning normative wireless standards for their radio signals, systems, and the transmission environments used, and for the radio frequency exposures created. Current telecommunications sector challenges include a lack of accurate, fast, low-cost and traceable methods for manufacturers to demonstrate that 5G/6G product verifications match customer specifications. This project will develop the practical and efficient measurement methods required to enable normative standards for wireless channels up to sub-THz, and for radio frequency exposure assessment to better match rapidly emerging radio technologies for 5G/6G products and system over-the-air testing.
The digital economy and high bandwidth mobile communications are essential tools for wealth creation in Europe. As digital connectivity becomes more and more ubiquitous, and offers higher capacity, it will become the new ‘lifeblood’ of the digital economy and connected society. Emerging wireless technologies with Gbps connectivity has the potential to improve communications. For this to happen a robust measurement infrastructure for emerging wireless technologies needs to be developed and then incorporated into relevant normative standards, e.g. CENELEC, IEC, ETSI, and IEEE, so that telecommunications manufacturers can have confidence that ICT products meet customer specifications.
This project will develop and characterise…