Two U.S. Cities Win Support for 5G Wireless Test Beds

For 5G, researchers need city-sized playgrounds in order to properly test and develop their technologies. That’s why the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will deploy two Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research. The two PAWR (pronounced “power”) test beds will be in Salt Lake City, Utah, and New York City. For the Salt Lake test …

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NSF Announces New York City as Testbed for New Wave of Mobile Technology

Fourth generation wireless, better known as 4G, turned mobile phones into movie-streaming platforms, but the next wireless revolution promises more than speedy downloads. It could pave the way for surgeons operating remotely on patients, cars that rarely crash, and events that can be vividly experienced from thousands of miles away. To realize this vision of …

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NYU WIRELESS Spotlights Student Research on Recruitment Day

Throughout 2017, NYU WIRELESS had much to celebrate, from marking its fifth anniversary of developing advanced wireless technology since opening the research center at NYU Tandon in 2012, to receiving a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve public safety communications, to new partnerships with Sprint and OPPO. Rather than resting on its laurels, …

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Tandon Professor Heads IEEE Information Theory Society

Information Theory researchers devise fundamental bounds for representing, communicating, processing, and using information, and although it has long been considered part of electrical engineering and has had significant impact in communication systems, it also has connections to diverse fields. Since Claude Shannon, a Bell Labs researcher, published his foundational paper on the discipline in 1948, …

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Could antenna fatigue be holding up 5G technology?

Earlier this week there was a brief kerfuffle over whether the American government should pay to build the next generation of wireless, known as 5G, so that China doesn’t beat us to the punch. The Federal Communications Commission came forward and said, no, the government would not nationalize 5G. But it made us wonder: Is the U.S. in …

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NYU Tandon’s Thomas Marzetta Receives Prestigious Industrial Innovation Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will award the 2017 Communications Society Industrial Innovation Award to Thomas L. Marzetta for “originating the concept of Massive MIMO, and for sustained contributions to the development and promotion of that technology.” Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) is considered a key enabler for the fifth generation of wireless …

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How one NYU research team is tackling 5G emulation

Testing and verifying designs for millimeter-wave prototypes is an ongoing challenge for the industry as it moves into 5G. Engineers need to understand how 5G mmwave prototypes will behave in a wide range of challenge propagation scenarios, which is typically accomplished through an emulation approach. A research team at the New York University Tandon School …

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National Academy of Engineering Selects Young MRI Researcher for Prestigious Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Riccardo Lattanzi will participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s E.U.-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, an invitation-only gathering of 60 early-career scientists designed to promote interdisciplinary research collaborations. Lattanzi’s research probes the interaction between the radio frequency electromagnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and human tissue. He is developing novel noninvasive methods to map the …

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