Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Communications Technologies for 2020 and Beyond: An Energy-Efficient Perspective with Application to Automation

ASET Colloquium
Speaker: Vijay K. Bhargava (University of British Columbia 2329 West Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada)
Date: Monday, 22 Feb 2016, 10:30 to 11:30
Venue: AG-66 (Lecture Theatre)

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Abstract:  Abstract: By the year 2020, Fifth Generation (5G) wireless networks are expected to provide a new paradigm over the existing networks. The targets for 5G include: 10,000 times increase in traffic data, 10-100 times more devices, low latency in the order of 1msec, more uniform coverage providing a minimum of 1Gbps for every user, flexible operation in different radio access technologies, reliable end-to-end performance, low cost and energy efficient design. As in 5G networks millions more base stations are expected to serve the users, one of the significant design considerations is achieving better performance with smart energy consumption. In this presentation, firstly we present an overview of the existing scenario on energy consumption in base stations. Next, we introduce energy-efficient research approaches for different types of system and network architectures of 5G. We present energy-efficient designs for multi-tier heterogeneous networks including cell association, resource allocation and wireless backhaul bandwidth allocation. Then we present an overview of device-to-device communication systems. The talk concludes with an overview of the application of these technologies to Automation with emphasis on Internet of Things (IOT, sometimes Internet of Everything) to automation and the challenge presented by 50 billion “connected” devices by 2020.

Bio: Vijay K. Bhargava received his BASc, MASc and PhD degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada. He is an Honorary Professor at UESTC, Chengdu and a Gandhi Distinguished Professor at IIT Bombay. Vijay has published over 250 refereed journal papers and 300 refereed conference papers and has co-authored/co-edited 6 books. In recognition of his distinguished contributions to scholarly research, he has been awarded several major awards and honors including the recent 2015 Killam Award, one of Canada’s most distinguished research awards. He is a Fellow of IEEE and the Royal Society of Canada.