E.11 Quality of quiet zone

37.5443GPPConformance testingRelease 16TSUniversal Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) and Evolved UTRA (E-UTRA)User Equipment (UE) Over The Air (OTA) performance

The uncertainty contribution of the reflectivity level of the anechoic chamber is determined from the average standard deviation of the electric field in the quiet zone. By repeating a free space VSWR measurement in 15-degree grid in elevation and azimuth, 264 standard deviation values in both polarizations are determined. From these values average standard deviation of electric field in the quiet zone can be calculated from the equation:


is number of angular intervals in elevation,

is number of angular intervals in azimuth and

is elevation of single measurement.

If an efficiency calibration with omnidirectional calibration antenna is performed, the effect of reflectivity level decreases in Stage 2 and may be divided by factor 2. This is due to correcting impact of data averaging in this type of calibration. Efficiency calibration done with sampling step ≤ 15°, can be considered to have at least four independent samples.

It’s likely that asymmetry of the field probe will have a very small impact on this measurement uncertainty contributor; however, an upper bound to probe symmetry should be considered.