1. Traceable methods to measure Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (SINR) over a wide frequency range – Develop definition(s) of SINR for potential 5G modulation and coding schemes and develop the relevant practical SINR traceable methods to accommodate higher areal density of interference signals
  2. Improve metrology for traceable MIMO antenna systems – The high number of antenna elements and operation at mm-wave frequencies will increase the system test-complexity. The objective is to underpin the development of traceable test methods and algorithms so that efficient and traceable testing is possible. A 5G mm-wave Massive-MIMO testbed will be built and can be made accessible remotely.
  3. Traceable metrology of nonlinearity – Nonlinearity limits coexistence and ultimately the system capacity. The objective is to place nonlinear measurement using X-parameters and S-functions onto a sound footing, supporting uncertainty relationships and model extraction parameters (e.g. for nonlinear behavioural models) and proven by inter-comparison with other users worldwide. This will include validation of new nonlinear test methods for application at mm-wave frequencies. 
  4. Engage with 5G industries and Participation in standards groups – The measurement infrastructure developed by the project will be used to support the development of new, innovative products, demonstrating the benefit of metrology in improving the take-up of the technology and enhancing the competitiveness of EU industry. Work with standards organisations such as IEEE, 3GPP and ETSI will support the development of traceable and validated test methods.
  5. Disseminate knowledge gained through training seminars, conferences and meetings