IEEE Seminar on 5G - Framing the Future of Wireless

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 10:00am
CS Smart Lab, School of Science and Engineering, LUMS

SBASSE presents a talk on the integration of faster wireless technology titled

5G - Framing the Future of Wireless Seminar

by Farris Alhorr

Date: November 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: LUMS

About the talk

The continuously increasing demand for wireless data has pushed researchers to search for new technologies in order to significantly expand wireless data capacity and network capability.  Industry experts universally agree that even with current and planned infrastructure rollouts, data demand will continue to outpace capacity and shifting the debate from ‘if’ to ‘when’ this will occur.  Wireless service providers plan to furiously upgrade their networks to 4G LTE, LTE-A and beyond, adopting new innovations including multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) and carrier aggregation, along the 3GPP roadmap. However, it is clear that the current technology trajectory still produces a capacity slope more flat than the demand line.

Embracing the challenge, wireless researchers around the world have begun their journey to investigate new wireless technologies that will be part of a fifth generation or 5G network.  Researchers are not only addressing capacity in their innovations, they also aim to improve coverage and reliability at the cell edges, improve energy efficiency for providing service, and decrease latency - all of which will improve the overall responsiveness of the network.  To this end, researchers are focusing on four potential technologies to make 5G a reality.

National Instruments is helping to frame the future of wireless communications by collaborating with top researchers focused on 5G technology. Using an integrated platform that combines LabVIEW Communications software with software-defined radio hardware, these researchers can now innovate faster and bring this technology to life.

In this regard National Instruments is trying to bring the industry and researchers at a single platform to discuss this challenge of tomorrow. 

Event Schedule:

10:00 am - 11:00 am
New tools to accelerate your research (with LabVIEW Communications Systems Design Suite Demonstration)

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
5G Technologies : Massive MIMO, mmWave, Channel Sounding and Channel Emulation (with LTE Application Framework Demonstration)

12:30 pm - 1:00 am
Question Answer Session

About the Speaker

Farris Alhorr is a radio frequency (RF) specialist and Senior Business Development Manager at National Instruments for the Middle East and North Africa region. Mr. Alhorr has more than 10 years experience in the industry focusing on RF test and measurement instruments, wireless system design, and over the air (OTA) wireless testing. He has worked as an RF systems consultant for 5 years and was heavily involved in the CTIA MIMO OTA subgroup. His major CTIA contributions include a patented method on how to make OTA measurements for wireless devices in a reverberation chamber. Besides his technical expertise, Mr. Alhorr worked as a product line manager for the NI Software Defined Radio (SDR) platforms with a focus on government, industrial, and academic research applications. He successfully launched two new NI USRP SDRs, and has given multiple seminars on SDR and LabVIEW in multiple IEEE conferences. Mr. Alhorr holds a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

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