Dr. Fran Bender
3G vs. 4G: What you Should Know about Wireless Before you Switch
This course teaches multiple topics revolving around applications of mobile communication in our practical life, and answers technical questions about 3G and 4G wireless communication, for example, (a) how to download video without using your minutes, how to turn off hair straightener at home from a mobile phone or to manage electricity consumption, (b) how a refrigerator can text message a shopping list while you're at the store to let you know what you need, and what food is about to expire, (c) how an ambulance would send real time x-rays, CT scans, and blood reports of a patient in ambulance even before the patient arrives at the hospital. The course is not intended to provide a technical analysis of one particular aspect of a mobile broadband system but rather an expansive view of the entire ecosystem. To that end, it will be delivered in a manner that even the entry level, non-engineering students will be able to understand how the mobile communication systems works and what exciting applications and services 4G could provide in future.
Note: Please check the schedule of classes for the most up-to-date information about meeting times, locations, and availability.
About the professor
Dr. Yaqub earned a Ph.D. in Wireless Communication from, Japan, and an MBA in the USA. He is an inventor of numerous technologies in the field of Wireless Communication (4G/LTE - Long Term Evolution), and Smart Grid Technologies. He received “Innovators Award” from the Governor of the State of New Jersey, USA, through New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame. Before joining UTC, he remained an Executive Director of Toshiba America Research, Inc., and Consultant to the State of New Jersey.Email Address: Raziq-Yaqub@utc.edu