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5G Massive MIMO: Achieving Spectrum Efficiency

Available on Demand

Thursday, 24 August 2017 • 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT, 18:00 UTC/GMT

60 Minutes

Massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) promises the simultaneous transfer of many incoming and outgoing messages at once. While traditional cellular base stations might leverage four antennas, a Massive MIMO array features dozens that is complemented with smart signal processing to simultaneously and efficiently route messages to their intended destinations. This webinar will look at the challenges that researchers in this field face in developing these complex systems. It will highlight how the system concept can be exploited in the actual design and yields attractive implementations. It will show the status of demonstrators in Massive MIMO testbeds, which are contributing to a smooth development of these systems and their experimental validation.



Liesbet Van der Perre

Liesbet Van der Perre
KU Leuven

Liesbet Van der Perre received the M.Sc. and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium, in 1991 and 1997 respectively. The research for her thesis was completed at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications in Paris. She was appointed honorary doctor at Lund University, Sweden in 2015. Dr. Van der Perre joined imec’s wireless group in 1997 and took up responsibilities as senior researcher, system architect, project leader and program director, until 2015.

Liesbet Van der Perre was appointed Professor in the DRamCo lab of the Electrical Engineering Department of the KU Leuven in 2016. She’s an author and co-author of over 300 scientific publications. Prof. L. Van der Perre is the scientific leader for the European project FP7-‘Massive MIMO for Efficient Transmission’ ( Liesbet Van der Perre is a member of the Board of Directors of the company Zenitel since 2015, and a guest Professor at the University of Lund since 2017.


Dexter Johnson

Dexter Johnson is the author of IEEE Spectrum’s online blog The Nanoclast. He has researched and written reports and analysis in the areas of nanotechnology, sensors, IT, advanced manufacturing and economic trends within a number of different industries.


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