Backhaul Solutions for 6G Using Hybrid FSO/THz Communication Systems

#hybrid #free-space #optics #(FSO) #terahertz #communications #high-rate #backhauling #6G

The IEEE Toronto Chapter is delighted to host Dr. Behrooz Makki, a Senior Researcher with Ericsson Research, Gothenburg, Sweden. In his work, Dr. Behroooz studies the potentials and the challenges of hybrid free-space optics (FSO)/ terahertz (THz) based communications as a potential tool for high-rate reliable backhauling in 6G. He studies the effect of different data transmission models and parameters such as atmospheric turbulence and pointing error impairments on the performance of FSO/THz systems, and compares the results with those obtained in the cases with only the FSO or the THz links. The presented results indicate that, with a proper switching method, the joint implementation of the FSO/THz links improves the rate/reliability of the backhaul links with limited switching overhead.


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  • Date: 16 Jun 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
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BEHROOZ MAKKI (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in communication engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. From 2013 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Chalmers University. He currently works as Senior Researcher with Ericsson Research, Gothenburg, Sweden. He is the recipient of the VR Research Link grant, Sweden, 2014, the Ericsson’s Research grant, Sweden, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the ICT SEED grant, Sweden, 2017, as well as the Wallenbergs research grant, Sweden, 2018. He has coauthored 69 journal papers, 47 conference papers and 80 patent applications. His current research interests include integrated access and backhaul, millimeter wave communications, free-space optical communication, and backhauling.

Behrooz is the recipient of the IEEE Best Reviewer Award, the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS in 2018. He currently works as an Editor in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Communications Letters, and IEEE Transactions on Communications. He received the IEEE Best Editor Award, the IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2020. He was a member of European Commission projects “mm-Wave based Mobile Radio Access Network for 5G Integrated Communications” and “ARTIST4G” as well as various national and international research collaborations.