Certification of hand phantoms according to the CTIA certification standard "Test Plan for Wireless Device Over-the-Air Performance", Revision 3.6 (June 2016) for the frequency ranges 300 MHz – 3 GHz and 3 – 6 GHz is available for our customers with SHO- and SHO3TO6- hand phantoms, respectively. A new certificate will be issued that demonstrates CTIA compliance or non-compliance.
SPEAG strongly recommends that all SHO- and SHO3TO6- hand phantoms be recertified after at most 3 years of use or in the case of any visible damage. We continually monitor the quality of our lossy hand phantoms to ensure the accuracy and repeatability of our customer's phantom-based OTA measurements. Our internal studies have demonstrated high stability of hand phantom material over time. However, investigation of used hands that have been returned to our labs shows that prolonged use and non-optimal operation and storage conditions can alter the OTA performance of the hands. It is on the basis of these observations that we recommend regular recertification of used phantoms.
Please send any inquiries regarding SHO certification to firstname.lastname@example.org.