Federal Institute of Metrology METAS

METAS is the national metrology institute of Switzerland and serves as the federal center of competence for all issues related to measurement and for measuring equipment and measuring procedures.

Within Opens external link in new windowMETAS the Opens external link in new windowRF and Microwave Laboratory will contribute to the HYMET project.

The RF and Microwave Laboratory is located in a temperature stabilized building. It consists of 4 technicians and 3 scientists. Standard services which are provided to the public are: reflection, transmission, power and pulse measurements in coaxial lines. The RF and Microwave lab has outstanding expertise in quantitative measurements of electromagnetic material properties at the nanoscale. The laboratory has developed its own unique version of a scanning microwave microscope. Especially the fields of reflection measurement in coaxial lines and material characterization at the nanoscale benefit both from the in-house development and refinement of calibration algorithms for vector network analysis. This is additionally underpinned by in-house calibration software which is available to the public (Opens external link in new windowwww.metas.ch/unclib and Opens external link in new windowwww.metas.ch/vnatools ).