Adrian Loch
Lecturer Adrian Loch (IMDEA Networks, Madrid)
Title Building Practical Testbeds for 60 GHz Wireless Networks
Date Tuesday 02/05/2017 14-15:00 h
Location S3|20 Rundeturmstr. 10, Darmstadt
Room 111
Experimenting platforms for 60 GHz wireless networking are limited and extremely costly. The requirements for such a platform in terms of bandwidth and antenna capabilities are very high. For instance, the 802.11ad protocol uses channels with a bandwidth of 2.16 GHz and requires electronically steerable phased antenna arrays. Building a cost-efficient, flexible, mid-sized networking testbed is highly challenging. At IMDEA Networks, we have experimented with a number of different approaches, ranging from consumer-grade commercial off-the-shelf hardware to customized solutions built from individual hardware blocks. In this talk, I provide an overview of the solutions we have tried in our lab and what we have learned from them, with a focus on the advantages and drawbacks of each approach.
I joined the Wireless Networking Group at IMDEA Networks in April 2015 as a post-doc researcher. My main areas of interest lie in cooperative communications for both wireless access and wireless multihop networks, including routing issues as well as practical validation on wireless testbeds. Currently, I focus on mm-Wave communications and, in particular, wireless LANs such as in the 802.11ad standard.

Prior to joining IMDEA Networks, I graduated in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSIT UPM) and Technische Universität Darmstadt in 2011 after completing an international double degree program. After that, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from Technische Universität Darmstadt in March 2015. During my PhD, I was a research associate at the Secure Mobile Networking Lab, contributing to the Research Priority Program Cocoon.