Ketema Mekonnen

Topic: Free space optical communication (11:45 - 12:45)

Dr. Ketema Mekonnen

Title: Steered narrow optical beams
for next generation indoor wireless communication


Wireless traffic is exploding around us. This exerts enormous pressure on the current radio based indoor wireless networks where most of the traffic originates.  Optical-wireless communication using steered narrow beams is a promising solution to tackle the impending capacity crunch in the wireless domain. In this presentation, some of the challenges and possible solutions in such a system, such as beam steering,  device localization and optical-wireless receivers are discussed.


Ketema Mekonnen is a research scientist with TNO at the Holst Center in Eindhoven. He is currently working in integrated photonics for applications in optical-wireless communication, LIDAR, datacom etc.