Wearable communication networks

MmWave for wearable electronics network Wearable communication networks connect different devices in and around the human body including low-rate devices like pedometers and high-rate devices like augmented-reality glasses. The potential of millimeter wave (mmWave) frequencies for device-to-device communication among wearable electronics is enormous for applications requiring Gbps throughput. Such networks … Continue reading

1-bit ADC Beamforming

MmWave Beamforming and Channel Estimation with 1-bit ADC Millimeter wave (mmWave) is a technology that can provide high bandwidth communication links in cellular systems. As mmWave uses larger bandwidths, the corresponding sampling rate of the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) scales up. Unfortunately, high speed, high precision (e.g., 8-12 bits) ADCs are … Continue reading

Hybrid Precoding and Channel Estimation

MmWave Hybrid Precoding and Channel Estimation Directional beamforming with large antenna systems will be employed in mmWave systems to overcome the severe path loss in this frequency band. The high cost and power consumption of mixed signal components, however, prevent dedicating a separate radio frequency (RF) chain for each antenna … Continue reading

Vehicular Communication-Radar

Millimeter Wave Vehicular Communication-Radar Surface transportation safety can be enhanced by the use of wireless technologies, mainly automotive radar and vehicle-vehicle (V2V) communication. Automotive radar provides a high-resolution low-latency approach for a continuous automatic detection and ranging of both, communication-enabled and non-communication-enabled transportation users. V2V systems rely on the collaborative … Continue reading

MmWave for Vehicular Communications

MmWave for Vehicular Communications The use of very large antenna arrays composed of tens to hundreds of elements at mmWave frequencies is necessary to maintain sufficient link quality. Such antenna arrays are feasible due to the small antennas at these high frequencies. However, beam alignment of arrays at this scale … Continue reading

Coverage and Rate Analysis

Coverage and Rate Analysis of Millimeter Wave Cellular Systems The millimeter wave (mmWave) band offers the potential for large bandwidth communication channels in cellular networks. It is not clear, however, whether both high data rates and good signal-to-noise-and-interference ratio (SINR) coverage can be achieved in mmWave cellular networks; as the … Continue reading

Ad hoc mmWave Systems

Ad Hoc mmWave Systems Ad hoc networks provide a flexible, infrastructure-free means to communicate between soldiers in war zones, aid workers in disaster areas, or consumers in device-to-device (D2D) applications. Ad hoc networks, however, are still plagued by interference caused by uncoordinated transmissions which leads to poor scaling due to … Continue reading

Travel Fall 2015

ICUWB, Montreal, Canada in October

Texas Wireless Summit in October

2015 Marconi Symposium: "The Future Infrastructure of the Internet of Things" in October

Asilomar conference in November



October 2015

Gave a Keynote at the International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Communication

Gave a talk at the Texas Wireless Summit on millimeter wave communication

Slides for all presentations are available.

Professor Heath

Professor, Ph.D., P.E., IEEE Fellow

Cullen Trust Endowed Professor #6
Wireless Networking and Communications Group

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin