Technical Meeting


Towards Terabit Wireless Communications

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  • Kita 14 Nishi 9
  • Kita-ward
  • Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Japan 060-0814
  • Building: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Room Number: 11-17
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  • Co-sponsored by IEICE Hokkaido Section


Prof. Xiaojing Huang of University of Technology Sydney, Australia


Towards Terabit Wireless Communications

With the ever increasing demand for wireless connectivity, mobile data traffic continues to grow following the “omnify” principle, i.e., the data rate is observed to have an order of magnitude increase every five years, making wireless communication one of the most dramatic game-changing technologies. At this “omnify” pace, data rate for wireless transmission is expected to increase by a hundred time from current 10 Gbps within the next decade, achieving terabits per second. As the 5G mobile system emerges, ground based networks become more and more mature. However, there are still significant technological challenges to extend wireless coverage through the integration of space and terrestrial networks and to replace the last mile wired network with terabit wireless links. In this presentation, the evolution of wireless communication technologies is firstly reviewed, and the importance of millimetre wave radio frequency backbones in the integrated space and terrestrial networks is then addressed. An overview of the applications and technical challenges of the emerging terahertz wireless communications is given afterwards. Finally, some enabling techniques for improving spectral efficiency and power efficiency for millimetre wave and terahertz communications are discussed.


Xiaojing Huang received the B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1989, respectively. He is currently a professor of information and communications technology with the School of Electrical and Data Engineering and the program leader of Mobile Sensing and Communications with the Global Big Data Technologies Centre, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, Australia. He was with the Motorola Australian Research Centre as a Senior and then Principal Research Engineer from 1998 to 2003. He had been an Associate Professor with the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, from 2004 to 2008. He had been a Principal Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney, Australia, and the project leader of CSIRO’s microwave and millimetre wave backhaul projects from 2009 to 2014. He was a recipient of the CSIRO Chairman’s Medal and the Australian Engineering Innovation Award in 2012 for exceptional research achievements in multigigabit wireless communications. With 30 years of combined industrial, academic, and scientific research experience, he has authored over 300 book chapters, refereed journal and conference papers, major commercial research reports, and has filed 31 patents.

Professor Huang served as Technical Program Committee Chairs and/or Co-Chairs for a number of international conferences such as ISCIT (2007, 2010, 2012-2014, and 2016), ICUWB2013, WPMC2014, and VTC2017-Spring.