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M. E. Leinonen, N. Tervo, M. Jokinen, O. Kursu and A. Pärssinen, "5G mm-Wave Link Range Estimation Based on Over-the-Air Measured System EVM Performance," 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Boston, MA, USA, 2019, pp. 476-479. doi: 10.1109/MWSYM.2019.8701128

5G mm-Wave link range estimation based on over-the-air measured system EVM performance

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Author: Leinonen, Marko E.1; Tervo, Nuutti1; Jokinen, Markku1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Center of Wireless Communications, Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-12-03


Performance of 5G New Radio millimeter wave (mmW) systems are expected to be tested over-the-air (OTA). In this paper, we use OTA measured system error vector magnitude (EVM) with varying automatic gain control, to characterize the achievable link range with 5G NR waveform. The platform used in the measurements is one of the first public 5G mmW wireless backhaul Proof of Concept systems. We show that OTA system EVM measured in an Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) chamber with varying AGC correlates well with line of sight outdoor measurements. Hence, the link range of the system can be approximated by attenuating OTA signal level either with gain controls of the radio units or with attenuation material between the radio units. The key advantage of link range estimation based on OTA measurements in the EMC chamber is better repeatability and protection from random radio interference which is present in real outdoor environment.

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Series: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium digest
ISSN: 0149-645X
ISSN-L: 0149-645X
ISBN: 978-1-72811-309-8
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-1310-4
Pages: 476 - 479
Article number: 8701128
DOI: 10.1109/MWSYM.2019.8701128
Host publication: 2019 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2019, 2-7 June 2019 Boston, MA, USA
Conference: IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union H2020 5GPPP under grant n. 723247 and supported by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No.B0115-16-0001, 5GCHAMPION). Also, this work was supported by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (grant no. 318927).
EU Grant Number: (723247) 5G CHAMPION - 5G Communication with a Heterogeneous, Agile Mobile network in the Pyunchang wInter Olympic competioN
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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