Project: Metrology for new electrical measurement quantities in high-frequency circuits

A lack of traceable measurements is holding back cutting-edge industrial electronics that operate in the radio frequency, microwave and millimetre-wave areas. This prevents their use in a wide variety of applications such as breast cancer screening, the detection of environmental gases for climate change monitoring and airport security scanners. This project will develop traceable verification techniques to benefit systems including waveguides, coaxial lines, vector network analysers and printed circuit boards. These techniques will help manufacturers justify performance indicators such as product specifications and help test equipment manufacturers develop new instruments to keep up with advances in new electronics. The project will also help improve the energy efficiency of components and systems used in mobile communications such as smartphones and base stations, and support emerging technologies such as carbon-based, organic electronics.

Acronym SIB62 HFCircuits (Reference Number: SIB62)
Duration 01/07/2013 - 30/06/2016
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2012 - Industry, SI Broader Scope and Open Excellence

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Partner Czech Republic
3 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
4 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
5 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
6 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
7 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands
8 Keysight Technologies Belgium BVBA Observer Belgium
9 ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft Observer Germany
10 České Vysoké Učení Technické v Praze Czech Republic
11 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium
12 University of Leeds United Kingdom