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Portable Verification Artifact for Millimeter-Wave-Frequency Channel Sounders



Jos N. Dortmans, Jeanne Quimby, Kate Remley, Dylan Williams, Jelena Senic, Roy Sun, Peter B. Papazian


We develop a portable artifact for the conducted verification of millimeter-wave-frequency channel sounders. The artifact is first characterized with a vector network analyzer, providing a high-dynamic range, traceable measurement and complete uncertainty analysis. When subsequently measured by a channel sounder, the magnitude and timing of the multipath components can be used to assess the hardware performance of the sounder under static conditions. The artifact is characterized for frequencies between 10 GHz and 62.5 GHz. Different simplified multipath environments can be created with a direct path and up to two multipath components. The artifact is equipped with temperature control to ensure a stable and repeatable environment. To illustrate the use of the artifact, we verify the performance of a channel sounder operating at 60.5 GHz.
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation


5G technology, channel sounder, millimeter-wave wireless communication, propagation channel, wireless system.


Dortmans, J. , Quimby, J. , Remley, K. , Williams, D. , Senic, J. , Sun, R. and Papazian, P. (2019), Portable Verification Artifact for Millimeter-Wave-Frequency Channel Sounders, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, [online],, (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created February 28, 2019, Updated October 12, 2021