Metrology for Wireless Systems Group
Who we are
The Metrology for Wireless Systems Group, part of CTL’s RF Technology Division, harnesses its expertise in wireless measurement techniques and test methods to advance standards and foster the development of next-generation wireless systems for a wide array of commercial, government and public safety applications.
Our work informs CTL’s core Next-Generation 5G Wireless program, with a special focus on millimeter-wave communications and massive MIMO. We also co-lead the 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance, a nexus for global efforts to define the future radio channels through which next-generation 5G wireless will operate.
From a technical perspective, our focus areas span conducted as well as free-field modulated system measurements, and we collaborate closely with CTL researchers across our own RF Technology Division as well as the Wireless Networks and Public Safety Communications Research Divisions. Our data and findings support the development of standards by groups such as CTIA, IEEE, ANSI, 3GPP, the National Fire Protection Association and others.
Wireless Systems Metrology
The Wireless Systems Metrology Program supports the growing wireless industry by developing methods to test the operation and functionality of wireless devices in the presence of various types of distortion. This includes multipath distortion, ranging from a line-of-sight environment (low-multipath) to a pure Rayleigh environment (high-multipath).
The Metrology for Wireless Systems Group focuses on four major activities:
Modulated-Signal Measurement and Traceability
Propagation-Channel Measurements and Hardware Verification
Reverberation-Chamber Techniques for Wireless
Standards Development for Emergency Safety Equipment