Oct 14, 2022

EURAMET-Funded Project MEWS Kick-Off Meeting

Z43 participated in the kick-off meeting of the project MEWS: Metrology for Emerging Wireless Standards in Paris FR, on October 11 – 12, 2022.


In a hybrid format, representatives of six national metrological institutes, five research institutes and universities, and six industry partners discussed the development of traceable calibration methods for over-the-air testing, channel characterization, and exposure assessment of 5G new radio (NR) sources. 

The coordinator Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais (LNE) hosted and led the meeting, where the different work packages (WP) were presented by each WP leader, key risks were discussed, and the deliverables for the next nine months were further planned and coordinated between the involved partners.

Zurich43 member SPEAG will have a crucial contribution to the WP on NR exposure assessment with the development of novel near-field probe linearization methods for the highly dynamic NR signal, as well as the development of traceable calibration methods for absorbed power density.

MEWS, which officially started on October 1, 2022, is supported by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) funding instrument. The project aims to develop a robust measurement infrastructure for emerging wireless technologies and to incorporate it into relevant normative standards.