Report on the Kickoff Workshop of the NSF mmW RCN

2018-07-13T11:28:41Z (GMT) by figshare admin nsf
The kickoff workshop of the new NSF RCN (research coordination network) on mmW (millimeter-wave) wireless (RF frequencies between 10 GHz and 300 GHz) networks was held on Dec 7-8, 2016 on the campus of Catholic University of America. The steering committee (SC) member H. Liu was responsible for the local arrangements. The workshop started with introductory remarks by PI Akbar Sayeed and NSF Program Director Thyaga Nandagopal on the motivation and premise of the RCN: to create a platform for academic-industrial and cross-disciplinary collaboration in the three key research areas driving mmW technology development: i) communications and signal processing (CSP) techniques, ii) networking (NET) protocols, and ii) hardware (HW) design, including antennas, mmW circuits, and analog-to-digital converters (ADC) and digital-to-analog (DAC) converters.