Metrology for 5G communications MET5G
Research Project, 2015 – 2018

Mobile communications are an essential part of daily life and mobile internet traffic demand is growing rapidly. To meet this demand, 5G mobile networks will be deployed from 2020 to provide a data transfer rate more than 1000 times greater than that of 4G systems. Ahead of the roll-out of 5G networks, infrastructure and standards need to be developed. More work is needed to improve measurements of signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio and multiple-input and multiple-output antenna systems (which use multiple transmitting and receiving antennas to improve network performance), and increase energy efficiency. This project will develop the traceable metrology and standardisation to improve measurement uncertainties underpinning all aspects of 5G communications, including signals, devices, systems and test environments for emerging 5G technologies. This will give European industry a competitive advantage over global communications manufacturers in the development of solutions to 5G metrological problems.


Mattias Thorsell (contact)

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Koen Buisman

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Thomas Eriksson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication, Antennas and Optical Networks


Anritsu EMEA Ltd.

Luton, United Kingdom

Czech metrology institute

Brno, Czech Republic

Keysight Technologies Denmark

Santa Rosa, USA

National Physical Laboratory (NPL)

Teddington, United Kingdom

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Borås, Sweden

University of Surrey

Surrey, United Kingdom


European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET)

Project ID: 14IND10
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

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