Weather Effects on High Frequency Communication Links

Location of Research: Hybrid (both remote and on site)

Future wireless networks will use high-frequency millimeter-wave (mmWave) links for transmitting and receiving information with high throughput. A key difference between mmWave links and conventional sub-6GHz links is that mmWave links are severely affected by weather conditions. Students working on this project will use a state-of-the-art mmWave radar to assess the impact of wind speed, temperature, humidity, and other factors on the high-frequency link. The end goal of the project is to develop a classifier that can infer weather conditions based on the signal received from the mmWave radar. In this project, students are expected to learn how the mmWave radar works, design experiments to obtain labeled data, perform measurements, and develop the classifier.

Direct Supervisor: Igor Kadota

Position Dates: 1/13/2021 - 5/30/2021 & Summer 2021

Hours per Week: 10 hours

Paid Position: Yes

Credit: Yes

Number of positions: 1

Qualifications

  • Some background in Digital Signal Processing such as FFT is required.
  • Some experience with Python is required.
  • Some experience with classification predictive modeling is preferred.
  • Some understanding of wireless networks, or interest to learn is preferred.
  • Must be able to access the Columbia Morningside Heights campus

Eligibility

  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's

Dr. Igor Kadota, ik2496@columbia.edu