Pathbreaking metrology takes pathbreaking testing tools. NIST has a long track record of inventing hardware and software to help lay the foundations for commercial development of new technologies. The tradition continues with NIST CTL’s support of the wireless industry.
We continue to develop and build an array of one-of-a-kind systems and facilities to help industry develop wireless systems that can handle the complexities of spectrum sharing and public safety communications and the extreme speeds and MIMO antennas of next-generation 5G wireless. Among these assets include:
NIST Antenna and Communication Metrology Lab (ACML)
NIST Broadband Interoperability Test Bed (NBIT)
NIST mmWave Channel Sounder
NIST Real-Time Spectrum Monitoring System
NIST Electro-Optic Sampling System (EOS)
NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework