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Proximity-effect test for lossy wireless-device measurements in reverberation chambers

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Author(s)

Catherine A. Remley, Joop Aan Den Toorn, Christopher L. Holloway, John M. Ladbury, Chih-Ming Wang

Abstract

We present a test method for quantifying and reducing systematic errors arising from antenna proximity to lossy objects in over-the-air performance testing of lossy large-form-factor wireless devices. The method determines the extent to which antenna proximity to lossy, large-form-factor objects influences the measured reference power transfer function. The test may be used to pre-characterize a given chamber set-up in terms of a minimum distance between antennas and lossy objects. We illustrate the use of the method in a total radiated power measurement of a large, commercially available machine-to-machine device., where agreement to anechoic-chamber measurements is demonstrated to within the measurement uncertainty.
Citation
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Volume
9
Issue
5

Keywords

machine-to-machine device, over-the-air test, radiated-power measurement, reverberation chamber, wireless system.

Citation

Remley, C. , Aan, J. , Holloway, C. , Ladbury, J. and Wang, C. (2015), Proximity-effect test for lossy wireless-device measurements in reverberation chambers, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, [online], https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-smt.2014.0282 (Accessed June 10, 2023)
Created January 4, 2015, Updated January 27, 2020