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Wireless Communications Engineering and Radio Systems Infrastructures

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The wireless communications engineering and radio systems infrastructures enable wide-scale research, prototyping, demonstration and testing of radio communications devices, wireless networks and RF systems.

RF laboratory

The research infrastructure contains a comprehensive RF measurement laboratory for arbitrary waveform generation and analysis, as well as software defined radio (SDR) based demonstration and prototyping environment for 5G radio access solutions research, including also support for fast real-time digital signal processing in the devices. Signal generation, analysis and measurement capabilities cover frequencies up to 100GHz.

We host state-of-the-art instruments such as Keysight Infiniium UXR-Series Real-Time Oscilloscopes, Keysight M8195A 65 GSa/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Rohde & Schwarz FSW85 high-performance signal and spectrum analyzer, NI Vector Signal Transceiver 2, and NI mmWave Transceiver System. The environment supports also true over-the-air (OTA) testing through various beam-steering and directive antenna capabilities. 

The research infrastructure contains also a Spectracom GSC-64 Multi-GNSS hardware emulator which can simulate in real time all the four existing and upcoming GNSS constellations (GPS, GALILEO, GLONASS, Beidou) on four simultaneous carrier frequencies using its 64 independent channels. The simulator is capable to emulate the received satellite signals at any selected time and location (or trajectory) on Earth.

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EMC laboratory

Environment for electromagnetic compatibility testing and antenna measurements. 

Laboratory is available for both university staff (research and teaching) and students (thesis projects and course assignments). In addition, companies can utilise the infrastructure e.g. for EMC pre-compliance testing.

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Antenna measurement laboratory

Environment for measuring 3D radiation patterns.

Laboratory is available for both university staff (research and teaching) and students (thesis projects and course assignments). In addition, companies can utilize the infrastructure for R&D antenna measurements.

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Wireless Test Networks

5G antenna on top of Kampusareena.

Tampere University (Hervanta campus) has several different kinds of wireless test networks available for research, teaching, and developing purposes.

The research infrastructure includes, for example, a fully developed 4G LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G NR test networks, with all of the functionalities of a true mobile network all the way up to core network. The 5G network supports both the NSA and SA functionalities.

In addition to mobile test networks, the wireless test networks includes internet of things (IoT) test networks. These are, for example, LoRaWAN network and other various wireless mesh networks around Hervanta campus.

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