Speaker: Dr Arman Farhang, Maynooth University Department of Electronic Engineering
Title: "New Waveforms: Enablers for Future Multi-Service Communication Networks"
Abstract: The move towards an always-connected society, where people and machines alike concurrently interact with multiple devices, requires future communication networks to be highly flexible, combining multiple standards and architectures, while simultaneously providing services to multiple users of various types and traffic requirements (e.g., massive machine type communications (mMTC), vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications, etc.). Customized physical layer design and efficient resource utilization, as enablers for the future multi-service wireless communication systems, are among the main motivations of this talk. Waveforms with low out-of-band emission are important in multi-service systems, as isolation between the signals of different services is required. Therefore, there is a common consensus on the need to introduce alternative technologies that complement orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) by a more flexible and effective air interface that better serves the challenging requirements of future networks than OFDM. This talk will provide an overview of the recent advances in waveform design of future wireless networks while covering new trends in this area for both single and multiple antenna systems.