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Meet The ESR: Juan Sanchez

Published on:  Apr 15, 2022 For today’s blog post, we are meeting Juan Sanchez, ESR 3 from Lund University. Lets learn more about him and his work. Who am I? I am Juan (Juan David just in case you know lots of generic Juan’s 🙂 ), a Colombian guy who likes dancing, Muay Thai, languages and hanging out. I have ...

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Dielectric Lenses for mmWave

Published on: Apr 6, 2022 The EM waves that are being thoroughly exploited for next-generation high-speed telecommunications, include mmWaves, Terahertz, and light. They are all oscillations in the electromagnetic field, and as such, they share a lot of common properties. In particular, in this article, we will focus on one of the most well known properties we see in light: ...

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Network Slicing

Published on: Mar 25, 2022 Network slicing is one of the promising innovations to push forward the frontier of 5G and beyond mobile communications. It permits Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to share their physical infrastructures for simultaneous deployment of multiple independent logical networks, each managed with respect to their specific service requirements. Different services, such as automotive, tactile internet, or ...

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Cell-free MIMO in mmWave networks

Published on: Feb 18, 2022 Welcome to the newest edition of the MINTS blog! In this blog, we will discuss the feasibility and challenges of implementing the cell-free architecture in the mmWave frequency band. What is “cell-free”? As the name implies, the cell-free concept is the opposite of cellular network architecture which has a network-centric paradigm. In the traditional cellular ...

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Beamforming architectures in Beyond-5G mmWave Networks

Published on: Feb 4, 2021 Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) at mmWave is a breakthrough technology for the next generation of communication. Massive MIMO uses a large number of antenna elements to focus the energy towards the receiving antenna, while the mmWave band provides more bandwidth for communication. The main challenge in shifting towards mmWave is the path loss that occurs ...

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What is a PhD? – From a PhD student’s view

Published on: Jan 14, 2022 A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is an excellent opportunity to pursue research as a career and learn about the academic world and cutting-edge technologies. Recent Master or even Bachelor graduates are allowed to take this path. It is also a great way to connect with industry and have another path to pursue once the ...

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Challenges in RISs

Published on: Oct 1, 2021 There is no doubt that wireless communication is essential to our daily lives. We understood this even more during the pandemic. The world has been combating the COVID-19 pandemic for a long time now and what has become obvious to all of us is the importance of technology and robust connectivity in our lives. When ...

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Where to point the beam? – Local Area Networks (LAN)

Published on: Jul 30, 2021 Where to point the beam? – Local Area Networks (LAN) The earliest beamforming technique (Bartlett beamformer) dates back to World War II. Although beamforming techniques have advanced a lot since then, they have not been deployed in communication systems until recently. Beamforming is simply radiating or capturing energy from a specific direction using an array ...

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Radio Detection and Ranging (RADAR)

Published on: July 19, 2021 All of us have heard about radar systems, such as military radars used for detecting and tracking aircraft or ships, as well as weather radars that identify the type of precipitation such as rain, snow or hail, and determine its motion and intensity. Apart from these applications, radars can also be used for monitoring vehicle ...

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What is the future of mmWave and 5G?

Published on: July 5, 2021 5G networks are being widely deployed and we can take a realistic view of how this new technology can shape the world over the next 10 years. The advent of 5G is not only a generational step in wireless networks but it opens the door to the future of a fully connected world and possibilities ...

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