Experimental Design Project Essay

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Experimental Design Project

Since the early 1990's, people have been complaining about the reception they get on their
cellular phones. Several products have been on the market, but few actually work. This
experiment is to disprove one of these products, which is known as a Cellular Reception
Booster Sticker. This product started to show up on the market in early to mid 2001.


Supposedly this product works as a passive antenna which will draw more signals into the
phone to the actual antenna to work better. The claims made be this product is not
accurate, because in order for an antenna to work it must be connected to the transmitter,
or receiver of the equipment and it must be cut to ΒΌ the length of the spectrum of the
signal it is intended to receive. The tests not only backed up the theory, but also lead
to a surprising discovery.


The test performed within this experiment took a phone from each type of technology used
with in the cellular industry, and connected it to a spectrum analyzer which measure both
incoming and outgoing dB. The test was run on each model phone without the booster
sticker, and the data was recorded. The sticker was the attached to each phone per the
manufactures instructions. The test was then run on each phone again. Within three of the
technologies, there was no change in the dB levels, while within the iDen technology, the
signal actually blocked.
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