Panel Sessions: In-Band Full-Duplex: Is It Really Going To Happen?

Thursday, 6 June 2019
Room 162 AB
12:00 - 13:15

Organizers: Kenneth E. Kolodziej, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Abstract: In-Band Full-Duplex (IBFD), or Simultaneous Transmit and Receive (STAR), technology has recently been proclaimed as a critical enabler of fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks as well as other applications that were previously considered impracticable.  IBFD systems promise enhanced spectral and network efficiencies, but must mitigate their inherent self-interference through a variety of techniques that need to be robust across a diverse set of operating environments.  While many groups around the world have demonstrated systems utilizing these different techniques, only a handful of mature prototypes have been presented for potential large-scale deployment.  In this session, expert panelists from a variety of backgrounds will discuss if IBFD technology will ever leave the laboratory, expand upon its potential deployment hurdles, and debate when it may start to appear in tomorrow’s wireless devices.


1. Leo Laughlin, Univ. of Bristol;

2. Harish Krishnaswamy, Columbia Univ.;

3. Joel Goodman, US Naval Research Laboratory;

4. Bradley Perry, MIT Lincoln Laboratory;

5. Joel Brand, Kumu Networks.