Instrumentation and Signal Processing
This summer our aim was to maximize the reliability and confidence level of the antenna test set up and environment for the official test plans in October to provide accurate results.
The method used to accomplish this aim was by fabricating and using reference antennas with varying resonant frequencies. The Reference antennas were used for the prototype test procedures to determine the validity of the data from the test plans, and compared them to the known values, in different environments.
We were assigned to various tasks including performing the prototype efficiency test at the small anechoic chamber, as well as being involved in setting up instruments and providing support for the modulation and noise figure test. We also tested the GTEM cell and confirmed it for linearity and reciprocity.