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Channel De-embedding and Measurement System Characterization for MIMO at 75 GHz



Alexandra Curtin, David R. Novotny, Alex Yuffa


Abstract—We explore the development of a sparse set of measurements for array calibration, relying on coherent multi- channel data acquisition of wideband signals at 75 GHz, and the hardware characterization and post-processing necessary to perform channel de-embedding at an elemental level for a 4x1 system. By characterizing the complete RF chain of our array and the differential skew and phase response of our measurement hardware, we identify crucial quantities for measuring closed commercial systems. Additionally, by combining these responses with precise elemental location information, we consider means of de-embedding elemental response and coupling effects that may be compared to conventional single-element calibration information and full-pattern array measurements.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association
Conference Dates
October 16-20, 2017
Conference Location
Atlanta, GA, US
Conference Title
Antenna Measurements Techniques Association: 39th Annual Symposium


antennas, arrays, spatial metrology


Curtin, A. , Novotny, D. and Yuffa, A. (2017), Channel De-embedding and Measurement System Characterization for MIMO at 75 GHz, Proceedings of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, Atlanta, GA, US, [online],, (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created October 14, 2017, Updated April 11, 2022