Riku Jäntti is a Full Professor of Communications Engineering and the head of the Department of Communications and Networking at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland.
He received his M.Sc (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering in 1997 and D.Sc (with distinction) in Automation and Systems Technology in 2001, both from Helsinki University of Technology (TKK).
Prior to joining Aalto (formerly known as TKK) in August 2006, he was professor pro tem at the Department of Computer Science, University of Vaasa.
Prof. Jäntti is a senior member of IEEE and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. He is also IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer (Class 2016).
The research interests of Prof. Jäntti include radio resource control and optimization for machine type communications, Cloud-based Radio Access Networks, spectrum and co-existence management, and quantum communications.
Ambient and Quantum Backscatter Communications
Low-power wireless communication has been identified as one of the key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). The performance of the contemporary IoT connectivity solutions is mainly limited by congestion, interference, and limited operation time with the battery. These limitations hamper the scaling of the IoT deployments. In this talk, we envision a new solution to the IoT connectivity combining existing and emerging wireless communication systems (hereafter legacy systems) with a new layer of ultra-low-power or passive ambient backscatter communication (AmBC). It can operate under very low signal-to-noise ratio conditions, share the spectrum with legacy systems without causing harmful interference to them, and scale to support a large number of devices. We will also discuss how the emerging microwave quantum technology can be utilized to enhance the performance of backscatter communications beyond the limits of classical solutions.
EUK-02-2018-PriMO-5G Virtual Presence in Moving Objects through 5G (PriMO-5G)
The PriMO-5G project addresses the area of “a) Focus on mmWave and super broadband services” in the call “EUK-02-2018: 5G” of the Horizon 2020 Work Program 2018-2020.
The main aim of the PriMO-5G project is to demonstrate an end-to-end 5G system providing immersive video services for moving objects. This will be done by cross-continental testbeds that integrate radio access and core networks developed by different project partners. The cross-continental testbeds will show the end-to-end operations of envisaged use cases. To achieve this aim, the PriMO-5G project will develop a set of solutions enabling the ultra-high data rate services for fast-moving cars and drones. The development includes mmWave radio technologies, interoperable 5G core networks, and AI-assisted communications.
The project contributes to the standardization of 5G Phase 2 and beyond, identifies possible regulatory bottlenecks that need to be solved in order to enable the system to operate globally, assesses the economic and business aspects related to the use of 5G for immerse video service in vehicular and aerial drone settings. The consortium benefits from leading industrial partners both in Europe and Korea who are active key members of major standardization fora, regulatory bodies, and open source communities. Academic partners will also influence the spectrum policies through national regulatory authorities.
The PriMO-5G consortium members represent the full range of competence and expertise covering the whole value chain in a complementary way to achieve the project’s objectives. The consortium draws on skills from world-leading manufacturers, competent operator, top universities, and innovative SMEs in Europe and Korea, thus ensuring close cooperation and balanced effort between the two regions. The project will foster a long-term partnership between the two regions, which will help Europe and Korea retain the competitive edge in the fierce global 5G competition.