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Deterministic Move Lists for Federal Incumbent Protection in the CBRS Band

October 13, 2020
Michael R. Souryal, Thao T. Nguyen
The 3.5 GHz citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) band in the U.S. is a key portion of mid- band spectrum shared between commercial operators and existing federal and non-federal incumbents in the band. To protect the federal incumbents from harmful

Digital Radiometer for Traceable Spectrum Sensing

September 14, 2020
Xifeng Lu, Dazhen Gu, Daniel G. Kuester
This paper describes a metrology instrument designed for detecting noise and interference in digital communications. A quadrature detector downconverts in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) channels, which are each digitized at high speed. This architecture

Industrial Wireless Deployments in the Navy Shipyard

August 31, 2020
Richard Candell, Karl R. Montgomery, Yongkang Liu, Mohamed T. Hany
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have partnered to investigate the application of digital manufacturing methods and technologies within the navy shipyard. As a part of the effort, wireless

Over-the-Air Testing of Cellular Large-Form-Factor Internet-of-Things Devices in Reverberation Chambers

August 4, 2020
Catherine A. Remley, Clive Bax, Edwin Mendivil, Michael Foegelle, John Kvarnstrand, Derek Skousen, David S?nchez-Hern?ndez, Miguel Garcia-Fernandez, Lorien Chang, Elvis Yen, Johnny Gutierrez, Justin Harbour
We demonstrate the applicability of the reverberation chamber for over-the-air testing of power- based metrics for cellular-enabled wireless internet-of-things devices. A recent industry- sponsored round robin illustrates agreement between labs to within

Over-The-Air Calibration of a Dual-Beam Dual-Polarized 28-GHz Phased-Array Channel Sounder

July 10, 2020
Sung Yun Jun, Derek Caudill, Jelena Senic, Camillo Gentile, Jack Chuang, Nada Golmie
This paper describes an over-the-air calibration procedure for the impulse response of a 28-GHz phased-array antenna channel sounder. The silicon-germanium (SiGe) antenna board is composed from two 8x8 planar arrays; each array can generate a distinct beam

Smart Manufacturing Testbed for the Advancement of Wireless Adoption in the Factory

July 10, 2020
Richard Candell, Yongkang Liu, Mohamed T. Hany, Karl R. Montgomery, Sebti Foufou
Wireless communication is a key enabling technology central to the advancement of the goals of the Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing concept. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are constructing a testbed to aid in the adoption

Penetration Loss at 60 GHz for Indoor-to-Indoor and Outdoor-to-Indoor Mobile Scenarios

July 8, 2020
Sung Yun Jun, Derek Caudill, Jack Chuang, Peter B. Papazian, Anuraag Bodi, Camillo Gentile, Jelena Senic, Nada T. Golmie
This paper investigates the penetration loss of an office building in indoor-to-indoor and outdoor-to-indoor mobile scenarios. The measurements were collected using our 60-GHz double- directional switched-antenna channel sounder. During measurement, the

Blind Calibration of Phase Drift in Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounders

June 11, 2020
Jack Chuang, Jelena Senic, Chunmei Liu, Camillo Gentile, Sung Yun Jun, Derek Caudill
Millimeter-wave channel sounders are much more sensitive to phase drift than their microwave counterparts by virtue of shorter wavelength. This matters when coherently phasing (electronic or mechanical) antenna scans collected over seconds, minutes, or

Evaluating Uncertainty of Microwave Calibrations with Regression Residuals

June 6, 2020
Dylan F. Williams, Benjamin F. Jamroz, Jake D. Rezac, Robert D. Jones
We present a sensitivity-analysis and a Monte-Carlo algorithm for evaluating the uncertainty of multivariate microwave calibration models with regression residuals. We then use synthetic data to verify the performance of the algorithms and explore their

Blind Measurement of Receiver System Noise

June 5, 2020
Daniel G. Kuester, Adam J. Wunderlich, Duncan A. McGillivray, Dazhen Gu, Audrey Puls
Tightly packaged receive systems pose a challenge for noise measurements. The only available receiver outputs are often user data: link benchmark or diagnostic information that can be scavenged with software. These could include data rate benchmark, self

Frequency Invariant Beampatterns for Wideband Synthetic Aperture Channel Sounders

May 29, 2020
Peter G. Vouras, Jeanne T. Quimby, Benjamin F. Jamroz, Alec J. Weiss, Rodney W. Leonhardt, Dylan F. Williams, Catherine A. Remley
This paper derives two novel frequency invariant beamformers (FIBs) for use with wideband synthetic aperture channel sounders. Results using measured data show that the choice of beam pattern can affect the amount of diffuse multipath energy received

A Unified Analytical Approach to Multi-Cell LBT-Based Spectrum Sharing Systems

May 28, 2020
Yao Ma, Somayeh Mosleh, Jason B. Coder
Future unlicensed spectrum sharing scenarios involve multi-cell, multi-tier access of incumbent and emerging wireless systems, such as wireless local area network (WLAN), new-radio unlicensed (NR-U), and long-term evolution (LTE)with licensed assisted

Precision Millimeter-Wave Modulated Wideband Source for Over-The-Air Reference at 92.4 GHz

April 22, 2020
Paritosh Manurkar, Robert D. Horansky, Benjamin F. Jamroz, Jeffrey A. Jargon, Dylan F. Williams, Catherine A. Remley
As the next generation communications technology continues to evolve to utilize millimeter-wave frequencies, calibration methods are needed for the nonidealities related to these frequencies in communications electronics. In this work, we demonstrate a 1

Channel Sounder Measurement Verification: Conducted Tests

April 15, 2020
Jeanne T. Quimby, Jeffrey A. Jargon, Rodney W. Leonhardt, Jake D. Rezac, Paul D. Hale, Catherine A. Remley, Amanda A. Koepke, Robert Johnk, chriss Hammerschmidt, Paul Mckenna, Irena Stange, Mike Chang
Channel modeling often provides a basis for the design and deployment of wireless technology. Engineers design systems to operate under certain expected channel conditions. Channel models are typically based on the statistics of a collection of many

On Selecting Channel Parameters for Public Safety Network Applications in LTE Direct

March 26, 2020
Siyuan Feng, Hyong-Ah Choi, David W. Griffith, Richard A. Rouil
The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) defines various pre-configured channel parameters for the Long- Term Evolution (LTE) Device-to-Device (D2D) communications with Physical Sidelink (SL) Channels. In this paper, we investigate the impacts of
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