Metrology for optical and RF communication systems

REG-Researcher: Laurent Le Coq

Workpackages: WP2

The Institute of Electronic and Telecommunications of is a CNRS-affiliated French laboratory with about 350 staff and students and over 50 years experience of antenna measurements. Laurent Le Coq is head of the technical service in the "Antennas and Devices for Microwaves" department which can cover from concept-design, prototyping and characterization through to final to optimization.

Currently, Compact Antenna Test Ranges (CATR) are mainly used below 60 GHz. They can be used at higher frequencies and measurements up to 300 GHz have been achieved. Positioning is an important source of error. The "Quiet Zone" QZ is critical to the overall performance and is measured in a low frequency range and the high-frequency performance is extrapolated from these results. The objective is to validate techniques and improve facility capabilities through the quiet zone discrepancies compensation under measurement-time optimised conditions. This will provide, the antenna measurement community with experience feedback and procedures in a frequency range that is still challenging.

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The research within this EURAMET joint research project receives funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, ERA-NET Plus, under Grant Agreement No. 217257.

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