MIMO radios make OTA testing absolutely essential to determine the multipath effect on performance. The antennas play an elementary role in the integrated concept and the performance testing must therefore be done including the antennas. This makes OTA measurement and simulation of the RF propagation model necessary. The WiFi evolution to 802.11ax makes the challenge even bigger. 802.11ax will use 8 MIMO streams instead of the 4 MIMO streams used by 802.11ac. In addition, Multi-user and OFDMA will provide additional test challenges. This workshop examines how an ideal test environment should be configured to meet this challenge.
Leigh Chinitz, Octoscope on behalf of Tucana