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Interlaboratory Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounder Verification



Jeanne Quimby, David G. Michelson, Mustapha Bennai, Kate Remley, Joshua Kast, Alec Weiss


The channel sounder verification program within the National Institute of Standards and Technology-coordinated 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance aims to place channel sounders on a sound metrological foundation by using well-established laboratory verification methods coupled with modern waveform metrology tools. To provide comparison-to-reference verification of channel sounder hardware measurements, we begin by measuring deterministic conducted channels, established using a channel sounder verification artifact and temperature control unit. This artifact produces multiple stable and repeatable environments to compare the channel sounders' hardware performance to a reference measurement provided by a vector network analyzer. The reference vector network analyzer measurements have an uncertainty analysis including systematic and random components to verify the channel sounder performance. General insights and common problems are provided using measurements of the verification box from a range of channel sounders in the Alliance.
Conference Dates
March 31-April 5, 2019
Conference Location
Krakow, PL
Conference Title
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Proceedings


5G technology, channel sounder, conducted measurements, measurement verification, millimeter-wave wireless communications, propagation channel


Quimby, J. , Michelson, D. , Bennai, M. , Remley, K. , Kast, J. and Weiss, A. (2019), Interlaboratory Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounder Verification, 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation Proceedings, Krakow, PL, [online], (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created March 30, 2019, Updated April 14, 2022