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NH IEEE Meeting – “DISTRIBUTED PHASED ARRAYS: CHALLENGES AND RECENT PROGRESS” by Dr. Jeffrey Nanzer (Distinguished Microwave Lecturer)
September 20 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Single-platform phased arrays currently dominate wireless systems, whether they be the handheld 4G/5G cell phone you’re carrying right now, or large radar systems and satellites. Single-platform phased arrays traditionally use an analog feed network to distribute signals between the antenna elements and a single centralized transceiver; improving performance entails a redesign or retrofit. In contrast, a distributed phased array consists of a number of separate wireless nodes where each antenna element is connected to a separate transceiver; signals can be coherently transmitted to enable beamforming and/or coprocessed on receive to coherently form beams digitally. With beamforming, distributed phased arrays overcome the limitations of single-platform-centric phased array wireless systems by disaggregating the functionality of large wireless systems into an array of smaller, cheaper nodes that are wirelessly coordinated and provide these benefits: enhanced signal gain, increased reliability, scalability, adaptability, greater spatial diversity (better SNR, think less cell phone fading!). Come hear this broad overview presentation introducing distributed phased arrays that will affect all forms of wireless communication, including the potential microwave system solutions to the challenges of implementing a practical distributed phased array undergoing real-world dynamics. This free talk is intended for both a general IEEE audience and MTT/AP Society members; all are welcome. (IEEE events are open to all; you do not have to be an IEEE member.) Speaker(s): Jeffrey Nanzer, Ph.D., Agenda: 6:15 PM to 6:30 PM Meet and greet 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Presentation 7:30 PM Optional dinner with speaker at a nearby restaurant Room: 128B, Bldg: College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics (CETA), Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), 2500 North River Road , Manchester, New Hampshire, United States, 03106