Sunday Short Course

5G Antenna Design, Application & Measurement Techniques

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 8:30 am–5:30 pm

Dr. Gabriel M. Rebeiz, University of California San Diego
Dr. Aida L. Vera Lopez, Intel                                                                                         
David R. Novotny, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Per O. Iversen, Microwave Vision Group

This short course will be presented by several renowned speakers covering different 5G and IoT related topics with focus on design, applications and measurements. Phased array design for 5G applications will be presented by Gabriel Rebeiz, Wireless Communications Industry Chair and Professor at the University of California, San Diego.   Aida L. Vera Lopez, Intel, will present emerging antenna 5G standards and requirements currently being developed. David R. Novotny, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, will discuss the use of smart antennas in the modeling of propagation channels at 5G frequencies and other measurement challenges associated with these new standards and requirements. Measurement techniques for 5G and IoT enabled devices in both far-field and near-field will be illustrated by Per O. Iversen of MVG-Orbit/FR, Warminster, Pennsylvania.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks are provided for all Short Course attendees.

Short Course Outline & Schedule

07:30-08:30Registration & BreakfastHarbor Island 3 Ballroom
08:30-09:00Introduction & 5G OverviewLars Foged, MVG
09:00-10:30Phased Array Antenna Design Challenges for 5G Applications
• Design of phased-arrays for 5G Base-Stations
• Design of phased-arrays for 5G Cell Phones
• Phased-Array Measurements: It is much more than patterns
• Phased-Array Built-in-Self-Test Methods
Gabriel Rebeiz, UCSD
10:45-12:155G New Radio: mmWave Requirements & Future Studies
• Background
-- Wireless Technologies
-- 3GPP Standards
-- RAN4
• 5G New Radio: Release-15
-- Band Spectrum
-- FR2 Core Requirements for User Equipment
-- Device Testing
• Future of 5G
-- Upcoming Releases
-- 5G Above 52.6 GHz
Aida Vera Lopez, Intel
12:15-01:00LunchHarbor Island Ballroom 3
01:00-02:30New challenges in 5G System Design & Testing
• Overview of Challenges and Differences
• Channel Sounding
• Proposed Base-station Configurations
• Figures of Merit
• Reliability considerations
David Novotny, NIST
02:30-03:15Wireless Antenna Testing Background 1G-4G
• Antennas for the first mobile phone networks
• Early Testing Solutions
• Antennas and Mobile Device Performances on the Networks
• Over-The-Air Performance Standards
• Example Test Results
• Early Base Station Antennas
• Multi-channel Terminal Measurements
Per Iversen, MVG
03:30-04:155G Measurement Applications & Challenges (Per Iversen)
• Antenna Architectures
--- 5G Base Stations (Massive MIMO)
--- 5G Terminal Antenna Systems
• Challenges for 5G
--- Antenna “Real Estate”
--- Power Consumption
--- Multibeam vs scanning beam antennas
--- Link Budgets
Per Iversen, MVG
04:15-05:15Testing Solutions for 5G
• Sub6 GHz (FR1)
• Mm-Wave (FR2)
--- Far-field
--- Compact Range
--- Plane Wave Generator
--- Other 5G Measurement Challenges
Per Iversen, MVG
05:15-05:30Conclusions & Wrap-upLars Foged, MVG

Short Course Instructors

Dr. Gabriel M. Rebeiz
University of California San Diego
Dr. Aida L. Vera Lopez
Prof. Rebeiz is member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an IEEE Fellow, the IEEE MTT 2010 Distinguished Educator Award and the 2011 IEEE AP (Antennas and Propagation) John D. Kraus Antenna Award. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE MTT, and a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE MTT, IEEE AP, and IEEE Solid-State Circuits Societies. Prof. Rebeiz has mentored and supervised more than 100 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and has more than 500 IEEE publications. He is the Director of the UCSD/DARPA Center on RF MEMS Reliability and Design Fundamentals, and the author of RF MEMS: Theory, Design and Technology, Wiley (2003).
Dr. Aida Vera López works as a wireless standards research engineer at Intel Corporation, focusing on 5G new radio RF topics, within the 3GPP Radio Access Network 4 (RAN4) working group. Before working in standards, she worked in various groups at Intel as part of the Engineering Leadership Program.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree (summa cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez; and her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research background includes mm-wave antenna design, package integration and material characterization at high frequencies. For the past five years, Dr. Vera López served as Publications Co-Chair for the Radio & Wireless Week Conference (RWS).
David R. Novotny
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NISTI)
Per O. Iversen
Microwave Vision Group (MVG)
David Novotny graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1990. He later joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Electromagnetics Division and completed an MS in EE at the University of Colorado. At NIST, he has worked on EMC facility evaluations using broadband synthetic time domain analysis. Since 2000, he has been working in Antenna Metrology, designing systems and methods for accurate measurements of antenna parameters. David is author or co-author of over 140 refereed journal and conference papers. He has earned numerous awards in his domain, particularly the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for NIST’s work in a multi-agency Electromagnetic shielding analysis of the Space Shuttle Orbiter.
Mr. Per O. Iversen is the CTO of MVG. Per earned his MSEE from the University of California, Los Angeles and his BSEE from California State University, Long Beach. Per began his career working on electromagnetic analysis and design for various satellite applications. Starting in 1991, for the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC), Per managed antenna development programs for both terrestrial and space borne applications. In 1998, he incorporated SATIMO’s U.S. operations in Georgia, and became CEO of MVG-Orbit/FR, Inc. when they merged. Per has been a contributing member to various international standardization committees (CTIA, WiMax Forum, Wi-Fi Alliance). He is a Senior Member of AMTA and has served on its Board of Directors as Secretary and Vice President. He is a regular lecturer at UCLA, has co-authored numerous papers relating to multi-probe antenna measurement, and is currently involved in developing test systems for 5G and millimeter-wave antenna application.