IEEE / UBC ECE Seminar

2 August 2018 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Room 418, Macleod Building
Macleod Bldg
2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Vincent Wong
Title: A Novel System for 5G Indoor Service Provisioning
Presented by:  Prof. Pin-Han Ho, University of Waterloo

Date and time:  Thursday, August 2, at 11 am

Location: Room 418, Macleod Building, UBC, 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver

Abstract: The talk presents a novel distributed antenna access architecture that allows the antenna units of an RRU to be distributed over a wide geographical range, instead of being hosted locally at the RRU, so as to achieve a cost-effective solution of 5G indoor service provisioning. The proposed architecture takes advantage of multi-pair LAN cables to support simultaneous transmission of multiple intermediate frequency (IF) signals between the RRU and each distributed antenna unit (DAU), so as to meet the high bandwidth requirements and overcome the non-line-of-sight nature of the indoor environment. To explore the capacity of the multi-pair cables, we introduce a real-time multi-pair Air-to-Cable (MP-A2C) scheduler that allows for a graceful mapping between the radio signals of each DAU and sub-carriers of the cable twisted pairs. We will show via extensive simulation that the formulated optimization problem based on the A2C mapping task can easily lead to quasi-optimal schedules. 

Biography:  Pin-Han Ho received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, in 2002. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. His current research interests include survivable network design and fiber-wireless network integration.