July 5, 2017 –
The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society board of directors has awarded the 2017 Neal Shepherd Propagation Prize to the NYU Wireless-led paper, “Investigation of Prediction Accuracy, Sensitivity, and Parameter Stability of Large-Scale Propagation Path Loss Models for 5G Wireless Communications.”
The May 2016 paper, led by NYU Wireless graduate student Shu Sun, studied the sensitivity and accuracy of large scale path loss models that predict levels of signal and interference for 5G millimeter wave systems. This paper was a collaborative work conducted by NYU Wireless along with NYU Wireless industrial affiliate companies Nokia and Qualcomm, as well as Aalborg University in Europe.
“The prize paper has become a must-read study for everyone in the 5G research community and standards bodies, as it used a massive set of empirical millimeter wave and UHF propagation from across the world to prove the superiority of the optional ‘close in’ one-meter reference distance path loss model that has recently been adopted by ITU and 3GPP standards bodies in the design of future indoor and urban cellular systems,” said Prof. Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport, founding director, NYU Wireless.
The Neal Shepherd Propagation Prize is an annual award given to the best propagation paper in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. The award will be presented to Sun and paper’s other coauthors at the Fall 2017 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Montreal in September.