Eliminating Non-Linear RSS Reporting Error in a Radiated RSS-Based TIS Testing Method


A fast total isotropic sensitivity (TIS) testing method based on radiated sensitivity measurement and received signal strength (RSS) reporting is studied in this paper. An innovative method for eliminating a non-linear system error in RSS reporting is presented and incorporated into the testing procedures. Compared to the methods specified in the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) test plan, the improved fast TIS testing method can considerably reduce measurement uncertainty while maintaining the fast testing speed. Thus, it is very suitable for receiver sensitivity testing of single input single output radio systems having RSS reporting, such as cellular communication, WiFi, and bluetooth systems.

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2015 IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal Integrity (2015: Mar. 15-21, Santa Clara, CA)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Center for High Performance Computing Research

Second Research Center/Lab

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Artificial intelligence; Bluetooth; Cellular radio systems; Errors; Linear systems; Mobile security; Testing; Uncertainty analysis; Cellular telecommunication; Measurement uncertainty; Non-linear error; Received signal strength; Sensitivity measurement; Single input single output; System errors; Total isotropic sensitivities; RSS; RSS-based TIS measurement

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

21 Mar 2015