Currently Bluetest is working to introduce test systems relevant for the 5th generation of mobile systems that will be available in the next few years. One such interest for Bluetest is the move to mm-wave communication, which will happen in 5G. Another strong trend is a move to beamforming systems in wireless communication devices; both base stations and handsets.
This project involves simulating beamforming systems in reverberation chambers. There are several challenges related to testing beamforming systems in reverberations chambers. Traditionally these systems have been characterized in anechoic chambers. Thus, the theory for characterizing them in reverberation chambers is not well established. We are interested in investigating how beamforming devices can be characterized in terms of test coverage, test time and uncertainty. We have started developing a simple simulation framework for these investigations.
The candidate should have a background in antennas and communication systems. The candidate should be familiar with programming. Knowledge of Python is advantageous, but not necessary. We think a suitable background for this master thesis project is a student in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering.
• Literature study of RC technology and beamforming in antenna systems
• Introductions to Bluetests simulation framework
• Extension of Bluetest simulation framework in needed areas to support investigations of all required quantities
• Simulations of beamforming antenna systems including impairments in different RC conditions
• Reporting the results, possibly in a conference paper of a 3GPP standardization contribution
• For a strong candidate it is also possible to some extent to validate the simulation results in our chambers, but it is subject to available hardware.
Write “R&D Master Thesis 2018” as subject to your application and send it to email@example.com. We’d like to receive your application as soon as possible, however February, 28th at the latest.