Millimeter-wave for 5G and V2X

Date: June 30, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 17:00-18:00
Place: S3-201 seminar room (O-okayama South 3, 2F)
Speaker: Prof. Robert Heath (Univ. Texas Austin)

TITLE: Millimeter-wave for 5G and V2X

ABSTRACT: Vehicles are becoming more intelligent and automated. To
achieve higher automation levels, vehicles are being equipped with
more and more sensors. High data rate connectivity seems critical to
allow vehicles exchanging all these sensor data to enlarge their
sensing range and make better safety related decisions. Current
solutions for vehicular communications though do not support the
gigabit-per-second data rates required to exchange raw sensor data
between the vehicles or between the vehicles or the infrastructure.
This presentation makes the case that millimeter wave communication is
the only viable approach for high bandwidth connected vehicles. The
motivation and challenges associated with using mmWave for
vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure applications are
highlighted. Examples from recent work are provided including new
notions of coherence time and innovative architectural concepts like
radar-aided communication.

BIO: Robert W. Heath Jr. is a Cullen Trust for Higher Education
Endowed Professor in the Department of ECE at The University of Texas
at Austin, and Director of UT SAVES. He authored “Introduction to
Wireless Digital Communication” (Prentice Hall in 2017) and “Digital
Wireless Communication: Physical Layer Exploration Lab Using the NI
USRP” (National Technology and Science Press in 2012). He co-authored
“Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications” (Prentice Hall in 2014). He
is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, a registered Professional
Engineer in Texas, a Private Pilot, recipient of the 2017 EURASIP
Technical Achievement Award, is a member of EURASIP and IEICE, and is
a Fellow of the IEEE.