Direct Coupling as a Residual Error Contribution During OTA Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chamber
Paper i proceeding, 2009

We have presented an improved theory for the uncertainty of measurements in reverberation chamber. The theory is obtained by including the error due to the direct coupling between the antenna under test and the wall-mounted antennas. The theory includes the Rician K-factor that can be estimated from simple formulas, and an empirical mechanical stirring bandwidth Bmech that is adjusted to get good agreement with the measured STDs. However, Bmech is fixed for a given chamber and stirrer configuration. The new theory is able to describe variations of uncertainty with frequency and loading, and it can very well predict the degradation when platform and polarization stirring is not used. The validation of the theory is representative for efficiency measurements, but it will be equivalent for measuring total radiated power and receiver sensitivity.


Per-Simon Kildal

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Szhau Lai


Chen Xiaoming

Chalmers, Signaler och system, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

2009 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2009; North Charleston, SC; United States; 1 June 2009 through 5 June 2009

1522-3965 (ISSN)

Art. no. 5171903-
978-142443647-7 (ISBN)


Elektroteknik och elektronik





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