Celebrating Success at EuCNC & 6G Summit 2023

30 June, 2023

First of all – Congratulations to Christian Nelson to the “Best Student Paper Award on Antennas and Propagation“!

Christian and his Co-Authors (Xuhong Li, Thomas Wilding, Benjamin Deutschmann, Klaus Witrisal and Fredrik Tufvesson) won the Best Paper Award for their publication “Large Intelligent Surface Measurements for Joint Communication and Sensing) held at the EuCNC and 6G Summit held in Göteborg, Sweden  from the 6th – 9th June 2023.

The papers short abstract: Multiple concepts for future generations of wireless communication standards utilize coherent processing of signals from many distributed antennas. Names for these concepts include distributed MIMO, cell-free massive MIMO, XL-MIMO, and large intelligent surfaces. They aim to improve communication reliability, capacity, as well as energy efficiency and provide possibilities for new applications through joint communication and sensing. One such recently proposed solution is the concept of RadioWeaves. It proposes a new radio infrastructure for distributed MIMO with distributed internal processing, storage and compute resources integrated into the infrastructure. The large bandwidths available in the higher bands have inspired much work regarding sensing in the mmWave- and sub-THzbands, however, sub-6 GHz cellular bands will still be the main provider of broad cellular coverage due to the more favorable propagation conditions. In this paper, we present results from a sub-6 GHz measurement campaign targeting the non-stationary spatial channel statistics for a large RadioWeave and the temporal non-stationarity in a dynamic scenario with RadioWeaves. From the results, we also predict the possibility of multi-static sensing.
Open Access link: https://arxiv.org/abs/2304.12457

The REINDEER team was further represented through the paper “Propagation Modeling for Physically Large Arrays: Measurements and Multipath Component Visibility” available open access through https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.05958  by TU Graz and Liesbet Van der Perre’s representation at the Panel “Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities in 6G” and Workshop organisaition on “Synergies between communication, localization, and sensing towards 6G”.

Further photos from the conference are available here: