Project: Traceability for electrical measurements at millimetre-wave and terahertz frequencies for communications and electronics technologies

Acronym TEMMT (Reference Number: 18SIB09)
Duration 01/05/2019 - 30/04/2022
Project Topic Future transformative technologies such as connected and autonomous vehicles will likely depend on 5G networks, cellular IoT and other digital devices operating at very high frequencies. Development is hampered, however, by a lack of traceability to the SI for some key electrical parameters. Traceability is not available for power meters; extender heads and calibration kits for vector network analysers to measure S-parameters (that quantifies loss and phase change for transmitted and reflected signals); and material characterisation kits for measuring complex material properties. The project will establish traceability to the SI for measuring S-parameter, power and complex permittivity of dielectric materials, at terahertz frequencies. Traceability and verification techniques will be developed, contributions made to international standards bodies, and developments promoted to NMIs – to facilitate coordinated measurement capabilities. Exploiting this part of the spectrum will result in improved product quality and end-user confidence in the communications and electronics industries, and competitive advantage for European Industry.
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR Call 2018

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Central Office of Measures Partner Poland
4 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
5 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
6 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
7 Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu Partner Türkiye
8 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
9 The University of Birmingham Partner United Kingdom
10 Chalmers tekniska hoegskola AB Partner Sweden
11 Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. Partner Germany
12 Université de Lille Partner France
13 Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna im. Jarosława Dąbrowskiego Partner Poland
14 Anritsu Emea Limited Observer United Kingdom
15 FormFactor GmbH Observer Germany
16 Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial Observer Argentina
17 Keysight Technologies Belgium Observer Belgium
18 Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft Observer Germany
19 Virginia Diodes, Inc. Observer United States