Millimeter Wave Gigabit Wireless Network Design for 5th Generation (5G) Communications


A formidable growth of demand for various communication services requires ever-increasing data throughputs. As a result, conventional microwave bands below a frequency of 10 GHz are likely to reach saturation point within just a few years. Therefore, the attention of radio systems designers has been pushed towards ever-higher segments of the frequency spectrum in a quest for increased capacity. The frequency bands 71–76 GHz and 81–86 GHz, known as the E-band, open a large frequency window with low atmospheric attenuation, making them particularly suitable for long-distance wireless transmission. The availability of these ten GHz bandwidth in the E-band, which is about 50 times the bandwidth of the entire current cellular spectrum, brings the possibility of developing the science for gigabit data-rate wireless networks and provides highly reliable transmission over large distances.


Professor Yonghui Li, Professor Branka Vucetic

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Electrical and Information Engineering

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In this project, we will develop a fundamental theoretical framework, advanced signal processing and network protocols for the E-band millimeter wave systems.

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5G wireless communications, cellular networks, E-band, millimeter wave, MIMO, Gigabit, Signal Processing

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1738

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