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Wireless Announcements Have Major Impact

July 20, 2016

Groundbreaking announcements last week in the wireless field resulted in a “double rainbow day” on Friday, according to Professor Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS. Rarely have so many initiatives aligned at once to move a field forward.

In a unanimous decision on July 14, 2016 Chairman Wheeler and the FCC commissioners passed the Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, quadrupling the licensed mobile spectrum that has been previously available. Additionally, the announcement by the White House of the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative on July 15, 2016, with investment of over $400 million by the National Science Foundation, brings government, academia and industry together to spur wireless advances. These advances will be organic and idea-driven, encouraging partnerships that will make 5G research even more robust. In the U.S., these rulings give us the ability to change the world and enhance speed to market of new products. We have truly embarked upon a new and exciting era in wireless communications.

The mmWave spectrum was first proven to work for mobile applications in NYU's pioneering paper, "mmWave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!" and more recently, NYU made its channel simulator available to the world in an open license.

NYU WIRELESS wins NSA Grant for Prototyping on mmWave Phased Arrays

July 7, 2016
Phased Arrays Prototype

As the 5G standardization process gathers momentum, it is increasingly clear that millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies of above 30GHz will play a critical role in overcoming the spectrum crunch in the traditional 4G bands. In addition to the enormous amounts of spectrum available in these bands, the small wavelengths in mmWave signals enable both the mobiles and base stations to have a large number of antenna elements fabricated with relatively small physical footprints. These electronically steerable phased array antennas enable highly directional transmissions, which have the dual benefit of increasing spatial reuse of spectrum, while also compensating for the higher isotropic path losses in these mmWave bands.
Read the full article on NYUWIRELESS.com

Best Paper Award

NYU WIRELESS Co-Authored Paper Wins IEEE VTC 2016 Spring Conference Best Paper Award

July 7, 2016

The paper, "5G 3GPP-like Channel Models for Outdoor Urban Microcellular and Macrocellular Environments," co-authored by NYU WIRELESS researchers, won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE VTC 2016 Spring Conference. The study was conducted by experts from 14 universities and companies from around the world and presents a preliminary overview of 5G channel models for bands up to 100 GHz. 

NYU Team Wins an ICC 2016 Best Paper Award

May 13, 2016
Sanjay Goyal and Shivendra Panwar

Sanjay Goyal, a PhD student, along with Prof. Shivendra Panwar at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, in joint work with Carlo Galiotto and Nicola Marchetti of CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin, have won an IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2016 Best Paper Award. The award-wining paper, titled “Throughput and Coverage for a Mixed Full and Half Duplex Small Cell Network”, presents the throughput and coverage trade-offs for a multiple small cell network with full duplex capability, and shows the potential gains of mixing full and half duplex operations in a small cell network.

IEEE ICC is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society, focusing on the latest developments in telecommunications from a technical perspective.

NYUSIM Channel Simulator

NYUSIM Channel Simulator Now Available

July 13, 2016

NYU WIRELESS just released a ground-breaking new NYUSIM Channel Simulator. The NYUSIM Channel Simulator provides a complete statistical channel model and simulation code with an easy-to-use interface for generating realistic spatial and temporal wideband channel impulse responses.

The simulator is based on the recent journal paper, "3-D Millimeter-Wave Statistical Channel Model for 5G Wireless System Design," by Mathew Samimi and Ted Rappaport.

Please visit NYUWIRELESS.com to download the simulator.

NYU WIRELESS Papers Rank in IEEE's Top 100 Downloaded Publications

July 8, 2016
IEEE LogoNYU WIRELESS recently had four papers ranked in the top 100 downloaded papers in the entire IEEE publications database.

Featured Publications

July 13, 2016
Featured PublicationsNYU WIRELESS is pleased to publish cutting-edge research, with the support of our affiliate sponsors, NSF and NIH. We invite you to read our featured publications that highlight important developments.

Researchers show phone calls can forecast dengue fever outbreaks

July 8, 2016
Published resultsResults published in Science Advances have shown that analyzing the calling behavior of citizens to a public health hotline can forecast the outbreak of dengue fever. The study by Dr. Lakshminarayanan Subramanian of NYU WIRELESS, Dr. Umar Saif, Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University, Punjab, and colleagues demonstrated that dengue fever outbreaks can be predicted two to three weeks ahead of time, with intra-city granularity, by using this telephone-based disease surveillance system. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne virus that infects up to 400,000 people each year.

Real-World Millimeter Wave Measurements Explained

July 6, 2016
mmWave MeasurementsNYU WIRELESS PHD students George MacCartney and Shu Sun are conducting real-world measurement experiments at various locations on the NYU Tandon campus using a wide-band signal. 

They are measuring mmWaves in a realistic setting rather than using software simulations and
they recently explained the details to us.

Notes from the Brooklyn 5G Wireless Summit

May 9, 2016
Ted RappaportThanks to the effort and research of NYU WIRELESS, our affiliates and funding agencies, Brooklyn is now widely regarded within the telecommunications industry as a major hub of 5G wireless research. Industry leaders attending the recent Brooklyn 5G Summit predict that consumers will be seeing commercial applications of the research group’s studies as early as 2017. Read more on NYUWIRELESS.com

Watch the 5G Summit Presentations Online

July 13, 2016
Brooklyn 5G SummitCatch up on important presentations from all the past Summits courtesy of IEEE TV.

2016 Board Meeting

July 13, 2016
NYU WIRELESS hosted a productive Board Meeting with affiliate members immediately before the Brooklyn 5G Summit on April 20, 2016. Participation from over 30 attendees resulted in a lively discussion and important feedback on future direction of the Center. Research results were shared in a poster session after the meeting. We would like to thank the affiliates for their important collaboration and contributions to the ongoing research projects of NYU WIRELESS. We are also grateful for the participation at the Board meeting of Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and Prof. Shivendra Panwar, Department Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director, CATT.
Brooklyn 5G Summit, April 19 - 21, 2017

Save the Date: B5GS, April 19 - 21, 2017

July 13, 2016
Nokia Networks and NYU WIRELESS at NYU Tandon School of Engineering are jointly organizing the fourth Brooklyn 5G Summit in Brooklyn, NY to be held on April 19 - 21, 2017. Learn more about next year's summit at B5GS.com

NYU WIRELESS Industrial Affiliates

Industrial Affiliates
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