DOI: 10.1002/dac.5727 ISSN: 1074-5351

26‐GHz Testbed performance evaluation using system EVM characterization for 5G communication

Mamadou Bagayogo, Soumaya Hamouda, Rim Barrak
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


The millimeter‐wave (mmW) band has been chosen to obtain multi‐gigabit per second in the fifth generation (5G) communication and beyond. The knowledge of this frequency band is still the focus of research today. After UTI announced its choice of mmW for 5G communication, massive studies were carried out on this band. Among these studies, many optimization methods were proposed to reduce the impact of degradation sources. In this paper, we propose a new method to optimize the system error vector magnitude (EVM) of complex systems with many different calibration sources. A difference of 0.1% is observed between our optimization method and old methods. This small improvement of the EVM system can push the 3GPP system EVM (EVM at the receiver) limits by a few centimeters, which is not negligible in a high‐frequency transmission. Moreover, we have also proposed a new method to compute the throughput that takes into account the TX and RX directional antenna heights. The measurement campaigns and simulation results have shown an improvement from 0% to 6% of throughput. The results depend on indoor environment study and different obstacles in NLOS (non‐line of sight) conditions.

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