Researchers at CATT and NYU WIRELESS have built the world’s first wireless emulator suitable for 5G systems that feature massive bandwidths and hundreds of antenna elements. In this unique patented design, the Emulator emulates not only the wireless channel, but also the beamformers (or phased-arrays) on both the transmitter and receiver devices under test.
This month marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of NYU WIRELESS, a multidisciplinary research center founded in 2012 to develop the fundamental theories and techniques for next-generation mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets.
The U.S. Commerce Department’s NIST awarded $2.3 million over three years to the NYU WIRELESS research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, which will work with Italy’s University of Padova (UNIPD), the Austin Fire Department and NYU WIRELESS industrial affiliates to create a research platform for public safety communications.
In his keynote speech at a Federal Communications Commission workshop on 5G wireless technology, pioneering researcher Theodore (Ted) Rappaport announced that New York University is making its channel model simulator and measurement data free and open to all—potentially short-circuiting years of millimeter wave (mmWave) development time for companies hoping to vastly increase the transfer of data through the air.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant to NYU WIRELESS and the NYU Stern School of Business to evaluate the engineering and economic aspects of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum and resource management. The mmWave bands are a promising new set of frequencies for next-generation cellular networks that offer orders of magnitude increased data rates relative to current 4G systems. The goal of the grant is to develop new technologies, economic models, and spectrum policy to realize the full potential of these bands.
In June 2015 the researchers—NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering doctoral student Ting Wu, NYU WIRELESS director Theodore “Ted” Rappaport, and Christopher Collins, a professor of radiology at the NYU Langone School of Medicine—published “The Human Body and Millimeter-Wave Wireless Communication Systems: Interactions and Implications,” detailing their study, which used four models representing different body parts (both clothed and unclothed) to evaluate the thermal effects of mmWave radiation on humans.
The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium Committee named Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, as the outstanding educator of the year and honored him with the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wireless Communications.
Global leaders and top researchers exploring the next, ultra-fast generation of mobile communications will begin gathering at the Brooklyn 5G Summit, jointly organized by Nokia Networks and the university research center NYU WIRELESS. The second annual summit will be held April 8-10 at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering in Brooklyn, N.Y.
NYU WIRELESS announced that CableLabs, the nonprofit research consortium for the cable industry, has joined the university research center as it drives development of the next super-fast generation of mobile technology, 5G. CableLabs becomes the 12th industry affiliate sponsor of the research center, joining Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, and others, as the industry starts to look beyond 4G and LTE-A, in pursuit of faster connections and greater access.