On June 14, 2022, the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) held the first “Next G Summit” at the John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in the United States. During the one-day conference, which was held both on-site and online, the current state of research as well as ideas for future development regarding Next G Technology were presented. Hans-Peter Bernhard, who is also a Senior Member of the IEEE held a speech on “Reflecting on Communication Paradigms – Dependability Demand as a Chance” in one of the sessions. As part of his talk, he explained that standards and procedures that allow combining independent sources of information to improve communication dependability are needed for the next mobile communication generation.

“Wireless communication systems for the next generation will include sensing for localization, collision avoidance and many more in parallel to communication itself. This is done within the same frequency band as the communication system which avoids extra costs for certification,” states Hans-Peter Bernhard.

On June 15, he held a second talk at John Hopkins University and another one on June 16 at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The speeches were titled “What are we aiming for in Next G” and “Meaning of Smart Transducer Standard for Next G”, respectively.

Learn more about 6G research at SAL at https://silicon-austria-labs.com/en/research/lighthouses/6g/.