International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART)

ISART 2017: Spectrum Mining at Millimeter Waves • Digging for Capacity
Synopsis of Tutorial and Panel Topics

Tutorial—Millimeter Waves from a Regulatory and Policy Perspective

The tutorial will the stage for the rest of the conference sessions by providing regulatory history, case studies, and background information on millimeter wave. Topics will include jurisdictional, legal, technical, and rulemaking decisions that brought us to where we are today and identification of critical remaining issues in these areas.

Moderator: Rebecca Dorch, NTIA/ITS

Panel—Millimeter Wave High-Speed Data Links: a Mobile Backhaul Perspective

This panel will focus on high-speed data link applications. It will explore the current technologies and their corresponding challenges to determine what new approaches are required to expand capabilities within the millimeter wave community. Currently, millimeter wave frequencies have measurement system applications. As these components and systems increase in complexity and quantity, improvements in millimeter wave techniques will be required. As exemplified in other regulatory frameworks, millimeter waves will involve the collection, interpretation, and application of data, coupled with measurements and modeling, to demonstrate the industry’s full capabilities in frequencies 20 GHz to 300 GHz.

Moderator: Todd Martin, Shared Spectrum Company

Panel—Millimeter Waves: a Standards Perspective

3GPP is the global initiative for mobile broadband standards. In this panel, 3GPP participants discuss the challenges—and benefits—of standardization of mmWave technologies. They will discuss specific features like initial access, radio protocol architecture, channel coding, multicarrier issues, and connecting to legacy technologies. These features are different for each radio technology, adding to the standardization challenge.

Moderator: Jean-Aicard Fabien, NTIA/ITS

Panel—mmWave: Measurements and Modeling Perspective

Researchers will discuss the 5G mmWave spectrum cellular communication system challenges, including mmWave radio propagation in urban micro, outdoor-to-indoor building penetration, stadiums, data backhaul, self-driving cars, and other emerging scenarios while exchanging ideas, methodologies, modeling, and channel measurements.

Moderator: Jeanne Quimby, NIST/CTL

Panel—5G/mmWave Capacity Improvements: A Systems Perspective

Millimeter-waves, with their associated promise of massive bandwidths and potential for network densification, have been heralded as the solution for the exponentially growing hunger for high-speed data and greater system capacity. Despite nearly two decades of research and development, mm-wave end user devices are still prohibitively expensive. Moreover, mm-wave system design and planning have introduced new engineering challenges that are only just beginning to be addressed. This panel will explore the system-level challenges associated with deploying a mm-wave network, as well as techniques that could extend the usefulness of below 5 GHz system. It will also address significant design challenges at mm-wave frequencies.

Moderator: Chris Anderson, Naval Academy/ITS

ISART is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Communications. The ISART website is hosted by ITS.