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Date:  September 10, 2007

Title: Overview of WiMax Technology and Evolution

Speaker: Hassan Yaghoobi


Abstract: Mobile WiMAX technology, based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, was first commercialized in Korea through initial offering of WiBro services in the middle of 2006 and subsequent expansion in early 2007. They are also to be deployed by Sprint by the end of 2007 in US. These deployments are based on WiMAX Forum® Mobile System Release 1 profile currently being certified by WiMAX Forum®. As the deployments spread around the world, Mobile WiMAX is also evolving to include new technology and to meet new demands. For example, IEEE 802.16 TGj and TGm are currently developing Multi-hop Relay enhancements and the next generation Advanced Air Interface respectively. The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize the audience with an overview of the technology and different evolution projects and provide technical analyses on how these projects support the technology’s evolution target requirements.  



Hassan Yaghoobi received a B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1989 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, in 1993 and 2000, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. His academic research interests include nonlinear control theory, communications theory, and digital signal processing. Hassan’s industrial experience includes communications systems engineering, silicon design/specification, and standards development in the area of broadband communications. Since 2000, he has been working at Intel Corporation. As a senior systems architect for Intel’s Broadband Product Group, he worked on silicon design specifications, algorithm design, system design verification, and validation of various cable modem products. He represented Intel at the DOCSIS2.0 Radio Frequency Interface Specification (RFI) and Acceptance Test Plan (ATP) standard committees at Cablelabs. Hassan is currently working as a senior wireless system architect for Intel’s Mobile Wireless Standard and Advance Technology. He is a member of the ETSI BRAN and IEEE 802.16 and 802.20 working groups. He also serves as WiMAX Forum Technical Working Group vice-chair, an industry group focused on interoperability of systems that conform to the IEEE 802.16 standard. Prior to Intel, he worked on design and modeling of wireless terrestrial and satellite receivers for Stanford Telecom and on RF network design of mobile wireless systems for LCC International.

Slides from the talk: Sept07a.pdf

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