Naomi: Will Nano-Machines Be Able to Communicate with Wearables and Smart Phones ?

Friday Seminar
Date and time: June 15, 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: EIT Digital Open Area, Floor 3, Elevator C, Electrum Kista
Speaker: Gabor Fodor/Anders Enqvist/Charlie Pettersson


Nano wireless communications aim at allowing nanomachines to communicate using either electromagnetic waves or molecular and chemical substances. Although using
electromagnetic waves is attractive, existing wireless technologies must be adopted to
the nanoscale environment due to requirements on device size, energy efficiency, and
the frequency bands that may be used for nanoscale communication. At this seminar
we first review some of the recent advances in electromagnetic wave based nanocommunications.
Next, we discuss frequency and distance dependent channel models that are applicable in
in-body nanocommunication scenarios. Specifically, we present a new channel model based on a multi-layered stack of human tissues representing the skin and modeling the attenuation of electromagnetic signals passing in and out of the body.  Finally, we discuss the applicability of physical layer procedures suitable for nanomachines. We conclude by
pointing at some of the challenges that must be overcome before nano machines can
connect to devices either inside or outside the body.


Charlie Pettersson is a Master of Science student in engineering physics at Umeå University, where he has specialized
in medical technology. He is currently finalizing his master thesis at Ericsson Research focusing on In-vivo propagation
models for body-centric nanonetworks.

Anders Enqvist is a Master of Science student in Wireless Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm.
He is currently finalizing his thesis at Ericsson Research,  focusing on physical layer algorithms for in-body nano-communications.
His research interests include energy efficient modulation, channel coding and relaying schemes for nano-machines.


Gabor Fodor is a master researcher at Ericsson Research and adjunct professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). His research interests include physical layer algorithms, radio resource management and optimization techniques for wireless systems.



Coffee and cake will be served, Registration not needed.

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