Online Colloquium: “Can Next-Generation 6G Mobile Communications Above 100 GHz Find a Way to Coexist with Passive Satellites Used for Weather and Environmental Sensing?”
Dr. Michael J. Marcus
Marcus Spectrum Solutions, LLC
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST
Via Video Conference (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for link information)
All interested persons are cordially invited to join the Zoom call.
Radio frequencies above 100 GHz presently have little actual use except for passive systems used for radio astronomy and for satellite-based sensing of weather data and pollution monitoring. But new technology and the growing demands for terrestrial telecom such as smart phones has resulted in growing needs for capacity in 5G and 6G systems. Some of this capacity is expected to be above 100 GHz for policy decisions in the 1980s and 90s set aside many blocks of spectrum for purely passive systems to a much greater degree than in lower frequencies. A major challenge is thus how can we shoehorn both uses into the same spectrum. Fortunately the quirky nature of radio propagation above 100 GHz offers some possible paths as does the small wavelengths here that permit novel antenna designs. The talk will review possible building blocks of such a solution and technical issues that need to be resolved.
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