Evening seminar on

Metrology for 5G communications

followed by food, drinks and time for discussions

Wednesday 17 May (17:30 – 20:00 hrs)

At OOTO, Johanneberg Science Park

Sven Hultins Plats 1-2

Gothenburg, Sweden


Attendance is free for pre-registered participants, including food and beverage. Register through an email to per.olof.hedekvist@ri.se before Monday noon, May 15th.

High bandwidth mobile communication is an essential tool for wealth creation by EU citizens, illustrated by a demand-led compound data growth rate of 40% per year. The definition of the next generation (5G) is in progress and anticipates the need to extend the operating frequencies and to support a significantly increased user density to meet its target specifications (millisecond latency, seamless connectivity, low energy consumption, and 1,000 times the capacity of 4G).

The Met5G-project is directly relevant to activities that are being carried out by the European 5G industry, and academia to develop the necessary infrastructure and standards for 5G. The overall objective of the project is to develop traceable metrology required by 5G communications, to improve the associated measurement uncertainties to underpin all aspects from the signals, devices, systems and test environments for the emerging 5G technologies and to provide metrological support on activities related to standardization for 5G.

The Met5G-project is a part of the EU Article 185 program European Metrology Program for Innovation and Research, EMPIR, with participation from NPL(UK), RISE(SE), CMI(CZ), Univ. Surrey(UK), Chalmers(SE) and Keysight(DK).

RISE AB and Chalmers arranges, in collaboration with Microwave Road and Business Region Göteborg, an evening seminar about the progress on measurements, characterization and models developed to meet the need of 5G evolution. Presentations from both Swedish and international partners will give an overview of the state-of-the-art from a metrological standpoint.

Draft Program:

EMPIR, the European program for Metrology research and innovation,

Per Olof Hedekvist. RISE

The research program European Metrology Program for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) is a program under EU Article 185. It supports projects related to metrology for industry, environment, energy etc, as well as fundamental research on the evolution of the SI system to keep it updated and relevant to the scientific state-of-the-art.

Met5G, the development of measurement methods and models for the needs in 5G development,

Tian Loh, NPL

This project focuses on the development of the metrological capability for 5G mobile communication technology. The specific objectives of the JRP are to:

• Define and develop traceable methods to measure Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) over a wide frequency range

• Improve metrology for traceable MIMO antenna systems

• Develop traceable metrology for 5G mobile communication devices

• Engage with industries that manufacture 5G mobile communication technology

Met5G, progress at Chalmers and RISE,

Koen Buisman, Chalmers

The activities at Chalmers and RISE include models, simulations and experimental verification applied to a few components under relevant conditions. Characterization includes noise, nonlinearities and identification of general error sources.

5GIC, research and experiments in a living lab environment at University of Surrey,

David Humphreys, NPL

The 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey is now the largest UK academic research centre dedicated to the development of the next generation of mobile and wireless communications. Bringing together leading academic expertise and key industry partners in a shared vision, the 5GIC will help to define and develop the 5G infrastructure that will underpin the way we communicate, work and live our everyday lives in the future.

Attendance is free for pre-registered participants, including food and beverage. Register through an email to per.olof.hedekvist@ri.se before Monday noon, May 15th.