Wireless technology: What lies ahead?

Wireless technology: What lies ahead?

Wireless technology has become an almost inevitable part of our lives. It has become one of the largest carriers of digital data all around the globe and has simplified many industrial operations. Its significance is well evidenced by the fact that accessibility to the wireless spectrum has become a key factor in the measurement of a country’s development. With this tremendous growth potential, a comprehensive and inclusive wireless technology with more advanced devices and features don’t seem to be far off.

 

Universities and researchers across the world are involved in the regular study to develop artificial intelligence and machine learning programs to deduce beneficial information from the data. Tommaso Melodia, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Northeastern University highlights how the penetration of artificial intelligence has increased in our lives. He focuses on the development of smaller, more effective sensors to facilitate the interaction with the physical environment through the creation of a synergy between academic researchers, industry, and government. This will help in the conversion of laboratory research into marketable products.

 

We are moving towards a world with more interactions between the physical and cyber world in which every single object will have intelligence. We can envision a series of developmental changes in wireless technology including the expansion of 5G Cellular, use of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity), inclusion of Vehicle-to-Everything(V2X) wireless technology in automobiles, switch to long-range wireless power connections to eliminate power cables, and development of Low Power Wide Area Networks to provide low bandwidth connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications to support things that need higher battery life.

 

Use of wireless sensing in medical diagnostics, smart home interactions, object recognition, etc., use of Software-Defined Radio (SDR) to convert a major part of signal processing in a radio system from chips to software to enhance its capacity to support a greater number of protocols and frequencies, reduction of power consumption by switching to backscatter networking and use of millimeter-wave wireless technology to support high-bandwidth communications can be possible future developments in the technology.

 

Kriti Vishwakarma

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