The scope of standardization is to guarantee that widely accepted and fully validated test methods are available so that test results can be reproduced independent of the certified test system implementation.
MVG is committed to following the evolution of the different telecommunication protocols and to ensuring its presence in the standardization committees in order to actively contribute to test plan development.
Since 2004, MVG has fully supported the Group’s Scientific Director Lars Jacob Foged’s activity as Secretary of the IEEE Antenna Standards Committee. In recent years, we have contributed to standardization activities such as:
IEEE STD 145-2013 “Standard for Definitions of Terms for Antennas”,
IEEE STD 1720-2012 “Recommended Practice for Near-Field Antenna Measurements”
IEEE STD 149 “Standard Test Procedures for Antennas” (ongoing revision)
IEC 62209 standard(s) on human exposure to electromagnetic fields (continued development)
In 3GPP, we are contributing to:
Active Antenna Stations (AAS) Over-the-air (OTA) testing including 5G
5G Over-The-Air MIMO (MIMO-OTA) testing
5G working groups studies
We have contributed to the following completed work items:
4G Over-the-Air MIMO-OTA testing
4G Over-the-Air test methodology
In 2012-2013 MVG was instrumental in having the Multi-Probe Anechoic Chamber (MPAC) chosen as the first approved MIMO test system in 3GPP and CTIA. MVG submitted contributions containing measurement data which was peer reviewed and used to prove that the methodology provides the chosen test environment and a means to determine how well the device is working.
In addition, MVG has contributed to the development of the AAS BS OTA standard for EIRP and EIS testing of AAS base stations. Near Field, Plane Wave Synthesizer Range (PWSR), Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) and Direct Far Field are the valid test methodologies outlined in the standards, 3GPP TR 37.842 and 37.843. AAS BS Radiated and conducted requirements are outlined in TR 37.842 and conformance testing in TR 37.843.
As a longtime active technical contributor to the CTIA standards committees, MVG became one of the first CTIA Authorized Test Labs (CATL) for Over-the-Air performance Testing in March 2005. We have also been the key company for the release of the first 2x2 MIMO OTA Test Plan.
In addition, MVG is also active in CCSA (Chinese Communications Standard Association) for MIMO OTA testing and BS (Base Station) antenna measurement working groups.
With the evolution of wireless technology in mind, MVG continues to actively support the wireless 5G – New Radio (NR) in 3GPP. Here below the timeframe showcasing MVG’s main contributions from Q4 2016 to today.
Follow MVG’s Standards Info and stay tuned to our activities! You will also learn more about the development of related wireless standards including 5G in different committees.
It is our company’s commitment to follow the evolution of the different telecommunication protocols and to be actively involved in the standardization committees, contributing and providing technical expertise to the test plan releases.
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