[CPCC] TALK: UCLA MIMO System Research and Development 4/15 Thu 10:30 AM

Ender Ayanoglu ayanoglu at uci.edu
Sun Apr 11 11:26:15 PDT 2010


                                    TALK

           Research Stemming from the Development of a MIMO OFDM

                                     by

                           Prof. Babak Daneshard
                                    UCLA

                         April 15th, 2010, Thursday
                              10:30-11:30 AM
                           Engineering Hall 2430


                                  ABSTRACT

Over the course of the past few years, the UCLA Wireless Communications
and Integrated Systems (WISR) group has been active in the development
of highly versatile MIMO OFDM testbed for experimental high speed
wireless data communications. This exercise inspired several
inherently multi-disciplinary research projects that simultaneously
look at the interplay between circuits and algorithms. Using the
testbed development as the underlying theme, this talk will feature
three such projects. The first involves the design of a highly
versatile MIMO decoder accelerator core, a highly programmable VLSI
architecture that will deliver the versatility needed to implement any
one of a number of distinct MIMO protocols. The second is a link
adaptation protocol that aims to minimize energy consumption by
optimal setting of the PHY algorithms as well as the analog, RF, and
baseband circuit parameters. The third is a spatial interference
mitigation engine meant for packet based wireless systems that cleans
the incoming interference and allows a traditional receiver to operate
unhindered. The talk concludes by a live demonstration of the MIMO
OFDM testbed supporting data rates from 1.5 Mbps to 150 Mbps, and an
invitation to the audience to experiment with the nodes.


                             SPEAKER'S BIOGRAPHY

Babak Daneshrad is a Professor with the Electrical Engineering
Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His
research interests are in the areas of wireless communication system
design, experimental wireless systems, and VLSI for communications. He
obtained the BEng.  and MEng. degrees with emphasis in Communications
from McGill University, in 1986 and 1988 respectively, and the
Ph.D. degree from UCLA in 1993 with emphasis in Integrated Circuits
and Systems. His current research interests are cross disciplinary in
nature and deal with addressing practical issues associated with the
realization of advanced wireless systems. The work is focused on low
power MIMO wireless systems, as well as cognitive radio communications.

He is the recipient of the 2005 Okawa Foundation award, a co-author of
the best paper award at PADS 2004, and was awarded first prize in the
DAC 2003 design contest. He is the beneficiary of the endowment for
"UCLA-Industry Partnership for Wireless Communications and Integrated
Systems". In January 2001 he co-founded Innovics Wireless, a company
focused on developing 3G-cellular mobile terminal antenna diversity
solutions, and in 2004 he co-founded Silvus Communications. Formerly,
from 1993 to 1996 he was a Member of Technical Staff with the Wireless
Communications Systems Research Department of AT&T Bell Laboratories
where he was involved in the design and implementation of systems for
high-speed wireless packet communications.

Faculty Contact: Ahmed M. Eltawil (aeltawil at uci.edu)

Light Refreshments will be served.


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