THE FUTURE OF UAV CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS: A JOURNEY FROM 5G TO 6G 🗓

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Speaker: Dr. Giovanni Geraci Assistant Professor of Universitat Pompeu Fabra
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Meeting Date: June 10, 2021
Time: 12 Noon
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Reservations: IEEE

Summary:
What will it take for UAVs—and the associated ecosystem—to take off? Arguably, ubiquitous high-capacity links paired with hyper-reliable command and control all along. And indeed, meeting these aspirations may entail a full-blown mobile network support. While the understanding of UAV cellular communications has been advancing, many fundamental challenges remain to be addressed, with new applications demanding original solutions. In this talk, we blend academic and industrial views, navigating from 5G to 6G UAV use cases, requirements, and enabling technologies.

Bio: Giovanni Geraci is an Assistant Professor at University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He was previously a Research Scientist with Nokia Bell Labs and holds a Ph.D. from the UNSW Sydney. He is an IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer, an Editor for two IEEE journals, and a co-Editor of the book “UAV Communications for 5G and Beyond” by Wiley—IEEE Press. Giovanni received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

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