The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IEEE Chandigarh Subsection and IEEE PEC Student Branch organized an enriching and insightful session with Dr. Ramesh K. Gupta on “The Role of Satellite Networks in the emerging 5G/IoT Infrastructure” on 19th September, 2022. He is an alumnus of PEC, Chandigarh, and has received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada along with an MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He was accompanied by his companion batchmates.
The Welcome Address was given by Dr. Neena Gupta, HOD, Electronics and Communication Department, PEC Chandigarh in which she fittingly stated about his publications of more than 90 journals, conference papers, and three book chapters on microwave devices, passive and active RF circuits, MMIC designs and their insertion into satellite and wireless systems. He holds four U.S. patents. Currently, he is the advisor to the IEEE MTT-S Marketing and Communication (MarCom) Committee.
Dr Gupta talked about Communication Systems evolvement over time in his talk that how, the size of the antennas is getting reduced from several meters to millimetres, even in the micron range and size of satellites getting more prominent with technological advancement, making communication fast and easy as well as cost-effective. He also talked about the IEEE standards and their development and enlighten why these standards are needed. The IEEE standard makes it easier and more feasible for multiple industries to operate in the same field with similar standards. Dr Gupta explained the 5G communication and its different use cases (eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications) and URLLC (Ultra Reliability and Low Latency Communications)) supported in 5G NR (New Radio) technology and how the 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) are making improvements in satellite communication as well as in terrestrial communication systems. During the talk, he explained the satellite networks and different orbits (Geostationary orbit (GEO), Low Earth orbit (LEO), Medium Earth orbit (MEO)) and progress in the field of satellite launch with different key players who are making the number of launches higher and higher day by day. He also presented the number of predicted satellites those will be orbiting around the earth in near future.
He advised the students to figure out the maximum gap between that aspirational day and what they are today and asked them to devote time today to bridge that gap so that 15 years later they can live what they aspire for. He shared his expertise and wisdom, he also engaged the students in some highly valuable life lessons. It was a very interactive session and a highly enriching experience for the students. He spoke on various topics such as Telecom networks, Future development of IMT (International mobile telecommunication) , 5G and network perspective, Satellite network, Reliable and cost-effective access to space, NTN integration with 5G and also their issues and challenges.
This session was one of the most sought after one of the year and the audience was greatly interested in learning from such an honorable speaker. The session was very informative with the speaker clearing our concepts in a lucid way and using techniques that peaked our interest. Dr. Arun Kumar Singh, Chair IEEE Chandigarh Subsection and Organizer for the expert lecture commended the Student Lead and Volunteers for their support, diligence, and hard work. In his vote of thanks, he extended his heartfelt gratitude to all three alumni and looked forward to having them on campus again which was followed by memento distribution to them by Prof Neena Gupta.