ECE Seminar Series – Dr. Ryan Green – Antennas for Smart Cities and Smart Health: Concepts and Challenges

April 26, 2021

ECE Research Seminar - Friday, May 7th at 2:00PM

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Antennas for Smart Cities and Smart Health: Concepts and Challenges
Ryan Green |


The incremental usage of mobile devices demand for faster data rates and more reliable coverage, exacerbated further with more and more devices to monitor health and wellness. A new generation of wireless networks (5G and 6G) is being proposed to solve these issues and to realize the concept of smart cities, which seeks to alleviate urban challenges including infrastructure usage, resource management, and network capacity. The vision for smart cities is to connect sensors (transportation, chemical, environmental, etc.), automobiles, buildings, and mobile devices into an internet of things. There are many challenges inherent in smart cities and wireless medical devices; antenna design and placement are two. For example, the millimeter frequencies that will be used in the upcoming 5G and 6G networks will result in shorter broadcast distances and more prevalent network dead zones. To counter these dead zones, network access points, signal repeaters, and base stations will need to be integrated or embedded into existing buildings and structures. Another example of a challenge for smart health is the design of implantable antennas that are both small and biocompatible. In both cases, transparent or biocompatible thin films are an emerging style of antennas. This presentation will discuss the smart city and smart health concepts as well as development of optically transparent communication devices and the development of implantable antennas for continuous health monitoring. This presentation will also discuss the several challenges that need to be addressed for both these fields. These challenges include fabrication methods, tradeoffs between thin film thickness, transparency, and gain, and the testing of medical antennas.

Biographical Information

Dr. Ryan Green is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University. He received his B.S. in
Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011
and 2013, respectively, from Mississippi State University. He received a Ph.D. in
Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in
2019. His research interests lie at the intersection of Smart City Communications
and Devices, Wireless Medical Telemetry, and Thin Film Antennas. In particular,
he is interested in developing communication systems for 5G, implantable devices,
wearable devices, and mobile laboratories. Dr. Green is the recipient of an
Outstanding Teaching Assistant award (2018), Graduate School Dissertation Assistantship (2018), and
the 2021 Outstanding Teaching award from NSBE and Image at MSU.

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