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Performance Requirements for 5G Antennas

Available on Demand

Monday, 31 October 2016 • 1:00 PM EDT, 10:00 AM PDT, 17:00 UTC/GMT

60 Minutes

IEEE Communications Webinar Series: Three Key Challenges for 5G (Part 1 of 3)

This series of IEEE Communication Society webinars will highlight three areas of intense technical interest that require substantial development to make 5G a reality and realize its promises for the Internet of Things.

Emerging 5G designs will have to handle a wide range of frequencies, from today’s 3G bands up to the 70 GHz range and beyond. They will also need to deal with an equally wide range of approaches for making the most efficient use of existing and expanded bandwidth, from flexible short-range device-to-device communication, shifting frequencies to adapt to conditions, and strategies like beamforming and MIMO. So, among other challenges, designers will have to devise antennas that are compact enough to fit into handheld devices or compact base-stations, flexible enough to respond to a much wider variety of frequencies over short and long distances, and smart enough to accommodate both low-data-rate spatial multiplexing (MIMO) and antenna arrays that can shape signals to deliver high data rates to a single receiver in a crowd.


Dr. Alenka Zajic

Dr. Alenka Zajic
Georgia Institute of Technology

Alenka Zajic is an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Her research focuses on propagation in challenging environments such as vehicle-to-vehicle wireless radio communications, underwater acoustic communications, and communications inside a processor chip. Her papers have won numerous awards, including She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Neal Shepherd Memorial Best Propagation Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. Dr. Zajic earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from University of Belgrade, a Ph.D. in ECE from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Douglas McCormick

Douglas McCormick

IEEE Spectrum “Tech Talk” contributor Douglas McCormick is a New York City-based freelance writer and communications consultant specializing in technology and life science. Doug is a member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (IM), Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS), and Power and Energy (PES) Societies.

He has been editor or editorial director of such publications as PM360 (for healthcare marketers), BioTechniques (for molecular biology researchers), Pharmaceutical Technology, and Nature Publishing Company’s Bio/Technology (now called Nature Biotechnology). He was founder, CEO, and CTO of Physician Verification Services (an internet based healthcare marketing start-up) and, earlier, corporate director of scientific communications at SmithKline Beecham and computer science editor at Hayden Book Company.

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