Results and experiences from two years of benchmarking of measurements facilities for small antennas and terminals within ACE
Paper i proceeding, 2006
This paper presents the test cases defined in ACE (European Antenna Centre of Excellence) for benchmarking of facilities for measuring small mobile terminals and antennas, as well as results and experiences of the round robin test. The emphasis is put on measurements in the most popular communication frequency bands. Several test cases for passive antennas as well as for active devices were defined and collected in a test kit that was sent to different test facilities around Europe in a round robin test. The measured parameters include radiation efficiency, total radiated power, diversity gain and receiver sensitivity. The test cases include different locations of the test devices relative to a lossy cylinder that has dielectric characteristics resembling that of a human head.