Measurement Uncertainties in Millimeter Wave “On-Chip” Antenna Measurements

Technical Publications
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This  paper  will  outline  design  requirements and  present  test results  of  60  GHz  Chip Reference  antennas.    Several  dozen antennas have been tested.  The related uncertainties in the micro-probed antenna measurements will be evaluated with particular emphasis on the gain calibration uncertainty.  The paper will also describe  the  next  steps  towards  developing  a chip  antenna  gain standard,  that  should  reduce gain  uncertainties  while  also significantly simplifying the calibration process.