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Advanced 6G Research Focus of Joint Effort

March 29, 2023
The research program will develop novel techniques for channel sounding and communication channel sensing in new 6G frequency bands.

Anritsu expanded its 6G activities with innovative research by joining forces with Aalborg University in Denmark. This 6G research program will develop novel techniques for channel sounding and communication channel sensing in the new 6G frequency bands, including the millimeter-wave and sub-terahertz bands. The team will use vector network analyzers from Anritsu that have specific features to empower measurement methods leveraging antenna and measurement systems technology from Aalborg University.

To optimize the frequencies and waveforms for next-generation mobile communications like 6G and IMT-2030, it's critical to have a detailed understanding of radio channel characteristics. Enabling advanced techniques for high-resolution and wide-bandwidth radio channel characterization,  the research program also will support the evaluation of "Joint Communications and Sensing" techniques and waveforms currently being researched.

Jonathan Borrill, Head of Global Market Technology at Anritsu, was very supportive. “We are very pleased to further extend our 6G research activities and to collaborate with Aalborg University. The university has a proven world-class capability and knowledge for channel sounding and OTA measurements, and we believe that this research program will contribute world-leading results and test capabilities to the industry.”

Wei Fan, professor and leader of “Wireless Propagation and Over the Air testing” research group with Aalborg University added, “Radio channel modeling is essential for design and development of 6G systems and interfaces, which starts with reliable measurements of channels by using high-fidelity channel sounders. We are very happy to work with Anritsu, a world-leading radio-frequency test instrument manufacturer, to develop state-of-the-art channel sounders for 6G communication and sensing systems in this project.”

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About the Author

Alix Paultre | Editor-at-Large, Microwaves & RF

Alix is Editor-at-Large for Microwaves & RF

An Army veteran, Alix Paultre was a signals intelligence soldier on the East/West German border in the early ‘80s, and eventually wound up helping launch and run a publication on consumer electronics for the U.S. military stationed in Europe. Alix first began in this industry in 1998 at Electronic Products magazine, and since then has worked for a variety of publications, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of Power Systems Design.

Alix currently lives in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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