To be successful, designers must push the performance boundaries of physical devices that form these systems. This is where metrology plays an important role. 5G wireless infrastructure will use devices which operate at higher frequencies and efficiencies than before, requiring new metrology practices to be disseminated to designers and manufacturers. The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) project MET5G, co-ordinated by NPL and involving a consortium of seven partners from academia, research and industry, covers the development of traceable metrology in support of the development and standardisation of 5G.
A PhD project, being carried out by University of Surrey student Laurence Stant, is providing uncertainty evaluation for behavioural models of nonlinear devices, is aligned with this work, and contributes directly to MET5G.