Webinars on 5G and Terahertz

Tazeen Shaikh, Vice Chair for IEEE IIT Kharagpur AP-MTTS Student Chapter

The IEEE AP-MTTS Student Chapter of IIT Kharagpur organized a couple of online activities in the month of July and August 2020. An invited talk by Prof. Sankaran Aniruddhan of IIT Madras was organized on 31st July 2020 on the topic “5G NR: The India Perspective”, with 56 participants. Prof. Aniruddhan emphasized on the key enabling technologies for 5G NR which are mmWave, massive MIMO and IoT. An overview of 5G Test Bed project of DOT, India was also given. This illuminating talk was followed by QnA session. A Distinguished Lecture (DML) by Prof. Ho-Jin Song of POSTECH, Korea was arranged on 11th August 2020 on the topic “Terahertz Communications at 300 GHz: Devices, Packages and System”. Prof. Song highlighted the importance of Terahertz frequencies in terms of large bandwidth and high data capacity. He also informed about the first full system demonstration in 20 Gbps KIOSK system at 300 GHz during 2011-2015. This enlightening talk attracted 54 participants.