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ECE MS Thesis Presentation by YaYa Brown, via Zoom

Thursday, May 06, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
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via Zoom: Please email YayYa Brown ( for the zoom link if you would like to attend.


An Experimental Framework for Outdoor E-band Millimeter Wave Transmission Evaluation



In this thesis, a custom-built millimeter wave testbed for evaluating out-of-beam energy emissions in the E-band frequencies (71-76 GHz) is presented. Millimeter wave-based communication systems are gaining attention due to the increased demand for fast and reliable wireless connection. The electromagnetic and propagation properties for signals at these higher frequencies require additional research for determining the best system configuration for future applications. This project develops an experimental custom-built hardware framework for studying outdoor E-band transmissions and assessing received signal power using relatively inexpensive hardware components that can be customized to any application. Received signal power measurements were completed at 71.9375 GHz, as a proof-of-concept for the testbed. The results indicated that signals can be detected even when misalignment of the transmit and receive antennas occurred.



Research Advisor:

Dr. Alexander Wyglinski

ECE Department, WPI


Research Committee:

Dr. Douglas Petkie

PH Department, WPI


Dr. Reinhold Ludwig

  ECE Department, WPI