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Title: Can You Hear Me Now?  Addressing Challenges of mmWave and Terahertz Channel Research

Date: Tuesday September 28, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

Duration: 1 hour

Available On Demand


The radio propagation channel determines the real-world performance of wireless communication systems. However, having good channel models is a challenging task when it comes to 5G and 6G wireless communications system design.  Because the propagation characteristics of millimeter wave and Terahertz channels are still being researched, it is challenging to measure and characterize them.  This presentation offers valuable insights on wireless channel research and system engineering.

In this presentation we will introduce the fundamental basis of wireless channel research and demonstrate a novel heuristic channel characterization method using electromagnetics and optical ray tracing in conjunction with system simulation software. In addition, we will demonstrate how the channel models are used in system simulation to analyze overall communication link performance.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Learn an approach for 5G / 6G system architects to use in advanced channel modeling.
  • Understand the process of characterizing, modeling, and visualizing these channels.
  • See examples of enhanced channel usage in system simulation.
Sangkyo Shin
Sangkyo Shin
Scientist and Senior Application Developer
PathWave Software Solutions
Keysight Technologies
Sangkyo has been with the company for 21 years, with roles spanning solution project manager, software product planning, application developer and 5G technical lead scientist. He specializes in communication systems modeling and simulation, RF/Antenna, DSP, and wireless channel. 
Through his extensive knowledge in the electronics design industry, he has been contributing to various collaboration research projects engaged with key 5G/6G players focusing on EDA, communications system architecture, and physical layer system-level simulation.
Shawn Carpenter
Shawn Carpenter
Program Director, 5G & Space
Ansys, Inc
Shawn Carpenter received his BEE degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 1988, and an MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1991 concurrently with the General Electric Thomas Edison Advanced Course in Engineering program. He has served as a Senior Microwave Engineer in Module Design and Array Technology for the GE Aerospace Electronics Laboratory (Syracuse, NY), VP Sales and Marketing for Sonnet Software, Inc., and Director, Sales & Marketing for Delcross Technologies.
Shawn joined Ansys Inc. during the 2015 acquisition of Delcross Technologies, and is currently a Program Director for 5G and Space applications. His current interests include phased array modeling techniques for MIMO and adaptive beamforming, installed antenna-host interactions, mm-wave radar sensor modeling and physical channel modeling for electrically large environments.
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