Workshop on Terahertz Channels and Systems

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The 5G mmWave Channel Model Alliance, in collaboration with the IEEE VT-S Propagation Committee, IEEE SA P2982, and the IEEE Vancouver Joint Aerospace and Electromagnetics Chapter is organizing a Workshop on Terahertz Channels and Systems to be held in conjunction with the IEEE VTC 2021-Spring conference.

This workshop will take place at 10:00 – 12:00 ET / 7:00 – 9:00 PT on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. It will focus on Terahertz Channels and Systems and feature presentations on the following topics:

  • Standardization activities to streamline channel sounding
  • Techniques for channel modeling and parameter estimation, highlighting the new issues that would arise in extending the work to THz channels
  • Channel sounder design and measurement results up to 320 GHz
  • Compound channel model for THz channels covering four physical effects (absorption, attenuation, shadowing, and fading) and accurate noise modeling

The meeting will be organized into four 15-minute presentations, each followed by a 10-15-minute question and answer period. The speakers who will be presenting during this workshop are:

  • David Michelson (University of British Columbia, Canada): Verification of Millimeter-Wave Channel Sounders: IEEE P2982 Working Group Activities
  • Akbar Sayeed (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA): From mmW to THz Channel Modeling, Measurements, and Parameter Estimation: What is Similar and What is Different?
  • Wilhelm Keusgen (Fraunhofer HHI, Germany): A High Performance Channel Sounder at 300 GHz: Design, Verification and Measurements
  • Mohamed-Slim Alouini (KAUST, Saudi Arabia): On the Channel and Noise Modeling in the THz Band

For more information, contact:

Prof. Dave Michelson, davem@ece.ubc.ca,

Jeanne Quimby, jeanne.quimby@nist.gov,

Sven Wittig, sven.wittig@hhi.fraunhofer.de,

Aniruddha Chandra, aniruddha_chandra@yahoo.co.in.

David G. Michelson leads the Radio Science Lab at the University of British Columbia, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering where his research focuses on short-range/low-power wireless networks for smart transportation, smart utility, and maritime applications, millimetre-wave channels and systems, and satellite networks for communications and remote sensing. Prof. Michelson serves as President of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science, Canadian representative to URSI Commission F - Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing, member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, member of the Steering Committee of the NIST-sponsored 5G mm-Wave Channel Model Alliance, and as co-director of the AURORA Connected Vehicle Technology Testbed and principal investigator of the Campus as a Wireless Living Lab project at UBC. 

Akbar Sayeed (Fellow IEEE) is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he leads the Wireless Communications and Sensing Laboratory. His research interests include wireless communications, channel modeling, signal processing, communication and information theory, time-frequency analysis, machine learning, and applications. A current focus is the development of basic theory, system architectures, and testbeds for emerging wireless technologies, including mmW, THz, and high-dimensional MIMO systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and led the creation of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Coordination Network on mmW Wireless (2016-2020).  Dr. Sayeed served as a Program Director at the NSF (2017-2019), where his portfolio covered the basic science and engineering of sensing, processing, and communication of information in all modalities, including the integrated design of hardware and algorithms for information processing systems and networks.

Wilhelm Keusgen received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.) and Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.) degrees from the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. From 1999 to 2004, he was with the Institute of High Frequency Technology, RWTH Aachen University, where he worked on the reciprocity of multiple antenna systems. From 2004 to 2021 he was heading a research group for millimeter-waves and advanced transceiver technologies at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, located in Berlin, Germany. Since 2021 he is a full professor at Technical University Berlin and heading the chair for Microwave Systems. His main research areas are millimeter wave and THz communications for 5G and beyond. Wilhelm Keusgen is author or co-author of more than 140 scientific papers.

Mohamed-Slim Alouini (Fellow IEEE, Fellow OSA) was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Califonia Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar before joining in 2009 the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE as well as of the OSA, and he is currently particularly interested in addressing the uneven global distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies in far-flung, low-density populations, low-income, and/or hard-to-reach areas.



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  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Canada

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  • Co-sponsored by 5G Millimetre-Wave Channel Model Alliance; IEEE SA P2982, Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science
  • Starts 30 March 2021 05:23 AM
  • Ends 27 April 2021 06:59 AM
  • All times are America/Vancouver
  • No Admission Charge