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Real-time Prototyping of Massive MIMO: From Theory to Reality

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 • 12:00 PM EST, 9:00 AM PST, 17:00 UTC/GMT

Duration: 
60 Minutes

This industry webinar will provide attendees with insights into Massive MIMO and rarely shared information on the implementation of such a complex system. Attendees new to Massive MIMO will be given an introduction to the topic from a theoretical perspective, but will also be presented information on the practical challenges associated with the implementation of such systems that are not addressed fully in the majority of published theoretical studies. With a close examination of the National Instruments Massive MIMO test bed, attendees will be taken on a journey from theory to reality to understand what is actually achievable not just in computer based simulations, but in practice using real-world over-the-air channels and at true real-time data rates.

This industry webinar will provide insights into Massive MIMO and rarely shared information on the implementation of such a complex system. The webinar will begin with an introduction to the topic from a theoretical perspective, but will also provide information on the practical challenges associated with the implementation of such systems that are not addressed fully in the majority of published theoretical studies. As an example of such real-world implementations, Professor Fredrik Tufvesson of Lund University will present an overview of the challenges in operating Massive MIMO systems under mobile channel conditions and how his research team was able to overcome them in the successful demonstration under both vehicular and pedestrian conditions.

 
 
Nikhil Kundargi

National Instruments

Nikhil Kundargi, Ph.D is a Senior Wireless Platform Architect in the Advanced Wireless Research Team at National Instruments since 2012. He leads the Massive MIMO research initiative at NI. He is the 3GPP RAN1 Delegate for NI and participates in LTE-Advanced and 5G New Radio standardization. His research interests include Massive MIMO, Full Dimension MIMO, 5G New Radio, mmWave, PHY/MAC layer design and prototyping, Dense LTE networks, Real-time DSP, Software Defined Radio Architectures, Cognitive Radio Networks, Spectrum Sensing, Dynamic Spectrum Access, Anomaly Detection and Statistical Signal Processing. He received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, where his advisor was Prof. Ahmed Tewfik, Department Chair of Electrical Engineering. He was a member of WNCG (Wireless Networking and Communications Group and formerly a Graduate School Fellow at the University of Minnesota from 2006-10. He is also an active member of IEEE Austin ComSoc Chapter and served as the Vice-Chair for the Industry Forum at IEEE Globecom 2015.

Professor Fredrik Tufvesson

Lund University

Fredrik Tufvesson received his Ph.D. in 2000 from Lund University in Sweden. After two years at a startup company, he joined the department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University, where he is now professor of radio systems. His main research interests are channel modelling, measurements and characterization for wireless communication, with applications in various areas such as massive MIMO, UWB, mm wave communication, distributed antenna systems, radio based positioning and vehicular communication. Fredrik has authored around 60 journal papers and 120 conference papers, recently he got the Neal Shepherd Memorial Award for the best propagation paper in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

 

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