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Expanding Usages of Millimeter Waves: Crossing Spectrum Frontiers

May 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



Astronomers have been searching the skies for the origins of creation, existence of other-worldly planets and signs of life. For many decades, the imaging of the universe has yielded views of many objects, large and (relatively) small. Here, on our lovely planet, space, atmospheric and sensing scientists have used these high-frequency phenomena to “see” the Earth in various ways, from viewing the expansion and contraction of flora, waves on the oceans, movement of winds and weather, weathering ice and shifting rock.

Using millimeter waves has long been a useful way to gleaning an understanding of the universe and multiverses about us.

Light, radio frequencies and heat are all just packets of photons. For the astronomically-inclined, these packets allows us to vision the solar system, the galaxies and beyond. Sensing has long been the purview of GHz+++.

Now, technologies have emerged that make good use of these high frequencies to communicate between man and machine. From the first spark-gap transmitters, banging away at a few megahertz, to “high frequency” and “long wave” radios, human engineering has broken new ground to explore the broadband channels that will propagate 5G, 6G and beyond.

What does this mean for our engineering, social and global community? More bandwidth, better reliability, more capacity…and some uncertainty.

The mmWave Coalition’s purpose is to explore the boundaries of high frequency radio communication, sensing and imaging. Balancing a shared resource and the needs to move our Spectrum Horizons to this next century.

This tutorial will discuss some of the prospects and challenges of this emerging medium.

We launch this series with an overview of what’s possible, and probable, for these coming decades. Future sessions will focus on the implementation of technology, policy and discovery.

Join us for an interactive discussion about these new realities, the oft-conflicting purposes and a look into the broad (band) future of mmWave usage.






Mike Violette

Mike is Chief Executive Officer of Washington Laboratories, Ltd. and Director of American Certification Body. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of EMC evaluation and product approvals and has overseen the development of engineering services companies in the US, Europe and Asia.

He is a Professional Engineer, registered in the State of Virginia and on the board of the EMC Society. He has given numerous presentations on compliance topics and is a regular contributor to technical and trade magazines


May 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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