IEEE NJ Coast LMAG lunch event - Wireless- Public Policy, Health and Safety

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IEEE NJ Coast LMAG lunch talk on how wireless spectrum gets allocated, cell towers are regulated and on the public safety aspects of wireless devices.

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  • Date: 28 Jul 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Jinli Sichuan Cuisine Restaurant
  • 71 S. Main St.
  • Marlboro, New Jersey
  • United States 07746

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  • Starts 07 July 2023 09:54 AM
  • Ends 22 July 2023 09:54 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Raghu of CN10345 - New Jersey Coast Section Affinity Group,CN


Wireless - public policy, health and safety

 This talk will provide insights into how wireless spectrum gets allocated, cell towers are regulated and the public safety aspects of wireless devices. Although government regulators have clear rules and regulations to monitor, it is typically known only to the product houses or to the contractors who build towers, not the general public.

This talk will take the audience through both the technical and social aspects of these regulations. Origins of safety in wireless was brought about over a period of several decades based on extensive work. In the USA, the FCC largely monitors and regulates. Due to lack of transparency, often building cell towers run into considerable opposition from the public – pros and cons of such public debates will be discussed.


Krishnamurthy Raghunandan (Raghu) is a Senior Manager at New York City Transit. He leads innovative wireless technology deployment in MTA New York City Transit. Part of this effort is to provide 5G service in all the below ground subway stations. Also, deployed are 60GHz and 80 GHz Millimetric wave links with point‐to‐multipoint WiFi network to bring low latency video traffic to security booths. This method is an alternative to fiber in difficult terrains. Use of 4G / 5G modem is leading to a major effort towards IoT. He is a member of FCC Region‐8 regulatory body, that coordinates frequency allocations for public safety in the tri state region around NY city.

Prior to joining Transit, he worked in Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ, leading the RAN (Radio Access Network) team at 3GPP standards body that is currently responsible for 5G standards. He was instrumental in development of cellular handsets by leading the field test and interoperability team. He was responsible for developing Sirius satellite radio chipset currently used in all premium cars and trucks in Canada, USA, and Mexico. He has several publications in the IEEE and has a US patent. Through IEEE he typically

provides talks, tutorials and mentors graduate and research students. He is an examiner in the IEEE

Communication Society’s coveted WCET certification exam (only exam that certifies wireless engineers globally). He is chair of AP/EMC/VT chapter for NJ coast and Princeton section areas of IEEE, NJ.

Raghu has undergraduate degree in Electronics and communication Engineering from Univ. of Mysore, Master’s degree in EE from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and M. Phil research degree in satellite communication from the University of Surrey, England. In April 2022 his textbook entitled “Wireless Communications and Networks: A Practical Perspective” was selected and approved by the IEEE Communication society as part of telecommunications textbook series. It is meant for undergraduate students of science, business, and liberal arts (first 10 chapters). Some of the advanced topics from that book (chapters 11-19) could be taught to graduate students of ECE, which will be reviewed in this presentation.


Address:Jinli Sichuan Cuisine Restaurant, 71 S. Main St., Marlboro, United States, 07746