Rural Test of 5G Cellular Technology by NYU Tandon Prof Outperforms Expectations

If smartphones get dramatically faster in the coming years, you can thank the research being done here in Brooklyn.

Millimeter waves traveled farther and more accurately than expected, according to a presentation from NYU Tandon's Ted Rappaport. 

The professor used measurements taken by him and his students in his rural Virginia summer home this August to generate the first rural path loss model for millimeter wave frequencies at 73 GHz.

“To their delight, the group found that the waves could travel more than 10 kilometers in this rural setting, even when a hill or knot of trees was blocking their most direct route to the receiver,” according to a story from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

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