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Theodore (Ted) S. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Chaired Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and is a Professor of Computer Science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a Professor of Radiology at the NYU School of Medicine. He also serves as the founding director of NYU WIRELESS

Rappaport is the founder and director of NYU WIRELESS, one of the world’s first academic research centers to combine wireless engineering, computer science, and medicine.  Earlier in his career, he founded two of the world’s largest academic wireless research centers: the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG) at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, and the Mobile and Portable Radio Research Group (MPRG), now known as Wireless@Virginia Tech, in 1990. He has founded two companies, both sold to publicly traded firms, that have pioneered some of the technologies now used in the wireless industry.

Rappaport is a pioneer in the fields of radio wave propagation for cellular and personal communications, wireless communication system design, and broadband wireless communications circuits and systems at millimeter wave frequencies. His research has influenced many international wireless standard bodies over three decades, and he and his students have invented measurement equipment, simulation methodologies, and analytical approaches for the exploration and modeling of radio propagation channels and communication system design in a vast range of spectrum bands for emerging wireless systems. He also invented the technology of site-specific radio frequency (RF) channel modeling and design for wireless network deployment-a technology now used routinely throughout the wireless industry. More recently, his work has explored the millimeter wave (mmWave) bands for future broadband access.

Rappaport has served on the Technological Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission, assisted the governor and CIO of Virginia in formulating rural broadband initiatives for Internet access, and conducted research for NSF, Department of Defense, and dozens of global telecommunications companies throughout his career. He is one of the most highly cited authors in the wireless field, having published over 200 technical papers and over 20 books, and is a highly sought-after expert. He has over 100 patents issued or pending. As a faculty member, Rappaport has advised approximately 100 students who continue to accomplish great things in the communications, electromagnetics, and circuit design fields throughout industry, academia, and government.

Professor Rappaport is also an active teacher, researcher and entrepreneur. For his recent biography click here. For his research interests click here.

To reach Prof. Rappaport, please contact Leslie Cerve, by phone at 212-998-3026.

Currently Teaching:

Fall 2014: Prof. Rappaport is teaching EL2013, the first fundamental Electrical Engineering course on circuits.

Prentice Hall Book Series

Prentice Hall Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice, 2nd Edition Website Available

The official website for the 2nd edition of Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice is available at http://authors.phptr.com/rappaport. The site includes helpful supplemental downloads for academic and industry course instructors. This book is the world's most popular textbook for wireless communication engineering, and has been used by over 300 universities and companies in classes and short courses.

Pearson/Prentice Hall’s Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies book series

Pearson/Prentice Hall’s Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies book series features over 20 books in communications and information technology from the world’s leading authors. Award-winning books that cover the technical areas of circuits, simulation, cognitive radio, propagation, space-time channels, communications, wireline and wireless standards, antennas, networks, and emerging future trends, as well as all aspects of communications engineering are included in this book series.

Pearson/PH is the Number 1 book publisher for industry and academia – contact me if you wish to have a book title considered for publication.

Professor Ted Rappaport is in search of prospective authors for the Prentice Hall PTR "Communications Engineering and Emerging Technologies" book series. Click here for more information.

 

Current Research

Latest research in millimeter wave cellular propagation and broadband communications using adaptive antennas – 5th Generation Cellular

Google Scholar Publication List

A. I. Sulyman,  A. T. Nassar,  M. K. Samimi, G. R. MacCartney, T. S. Rappaport, and A. Alsanie, “Radio propagation path  loss models for 5G cellular  networks  in the  28 GHz and  38 GHz millimeter-wave bands,” Communications Magazine,  IEEE,  vol. 52, pp. 78–86, September 2014

 

G. R. MacCartney and  T.  S. Rappaport, “73 GHz millimeter  wave propagation measurements for out- door urban  mobile and backhaul  communications in New York City,”  in Communications (ICC), 2014 IEEE International Conference  on, pp. 4862–4867, June  2014

 

N. Shuai, G. R. MacCartney, S. Sun, and T. S. Rappaport, “28 GHz and 73 GHz signal outage  study  for millimeter  wave cellular and backhaul  communications,” in Communications (ICC), 2014 IEEE  International Conference  on, pp. 4856–4861, June  2014

 

S. Sun,  G. R. MacCartney, M. K. Samimi,  S. Nie, and  T.  S. Rappaport, “Millimeter  wave multi-beam antenna combining  for 5G cellular  link improvement  in New York City,”  in Communications (ICC),  2014 IEEE  International Conference  on, pp. 5468–5473, June  2014

 

S. Rangan,  T.  S. Rappaport, and  E. Erkip,  “Millimeter-wave cellular  wireless networks:  Potentials and challenges,”  Proceedings  of the IEEE,  vol. 102, pp. 366–385, March  2014

 

S. Sun and  T. Rappaport, “Wideband mmwave  channels:  Implications  for design and  implementation of adaptive beam antennas,” in Microwave Symposium (IMS), 2014 IEEE  MTT-S International, pp. 1–4, June 2014

 

T. A. Thomas,  H. C. Nguyen, G. R. MacCartney, Jr.,  and T. S. Rappaport, “3D mmWave  channel model proposal,”  in Vehicular  Technology Conference  (VTC Fall), 2014 IEEE  80th, Sept 2014

 

H. C. Nguyen,  G. R. MacCartney, Jr.,  T. A. Thomas,  T. S. Rappaport, B. Vejlgaard,  and  P. Mogensen, “Evaluation of empirical  ray-tracing model for an urban  outdoor  scenario at 73 GHz E-Band,” in Vehicular Technology Conference  (VTC Fall), 2014 IEEE  80th, Sept 2014

 

A. Ghosh,  T.  A. Thomas,  M. C. Cudak,  R. Ratasuk, P.  Moorut,  F.  W. Vook, T.  S. Rappaport, G. R. MacCartney, S. Sun, and  S. Nie, “Millimeter-wave enhanced  local area  systems:  A high-data-rate approach for future  wireless networks,”  Selected  Areas  in Communications, IEEE  Journal  on, vol. 32, pp. 1152–1163, June  2014

 

 M. R. Akdeniz,  Y. Liu, M. K. Samimi,  S. Sun, S. Rangan,  T. S. Rappaport, and  E. Erkip,  “Millimeter wave channel  modeling and cellular capacity  evaluation,” Selected  Areas  in Communications, IEEE  Journal on, vol. 32, pp. 1164–1179, June  2014

 

A. Adhikary, E. Al-Safadi, M. K. Samimi, R. Wang, G. Caire, T. S. Rappaport, and A. F. Molisch, “Joint spatial  division and multiplexing for mm-Wave  channels,”  Selected Areas  in Communications, IEEE  Journal on, vol. 32, pp. 1239–1255, June  2014

J.  N. Murdock  and  T.  S. Rappaport,  “Consumption factor  and  power-efficiency factor:  A theory  for evaluating the  energy  efficiency of cascaded  communication systems,”  Selected  Areas  in  Communications, IEEE  Journal  on, vol. 32, pp. 221–236, February 2014

 

M. K.  Samimi  and  T.  S. Rappaport, “Ultra-wideband statistical channel  model  for non  line of sight millimeter-wave urban channels,” in Global Telecommunications Conference  (GLOBECOM 2014), 2014 IEEE, pp. 8–12, Dec 2014

 

M.  K.  Samimi  and  T.  S. Rappaport, “Characterization of the  28 GHz  millimeter-wave dense  urban channel for future  5G mobile cellular,”  Tech. Rep. 2014-001, NYU WIRELESS: Department of Electrical  and Computer Engineering,  NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering,  Brooklyn,  New York, June  2014

 

S. K.  Sun  and  T.  S. Rappaport, “Antenna diversity  combining  and  beamforming  at  millimeter  wave frequencies,”  Tech.  Rep. 2014-002, NYU WIRELESS: Department of Electrical  and  Computer Engineering, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering,  Brooklyn,  New York, June  2014

 

S. Nie, M. K. Samimi,  T. Wu,  S. Deng, and  T. S. Rappaport, “73 GHz millimeter-wave  indoor and  fo- liage propagation channel  measurements and  results,”  Tech.  Rep. 2014-003, NYU WIRELESS: Department of Electrical  and Computer Engineering,  NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering,  Brooklyn,  New York, July 2014

 

T. S. Rappaport, W. Roh, and K. Cheun, “Mobile’s millimeter-wave makeover,”  Spectrum, IEEE,  vol. 51, pp. 34–58, Sept 2014

 

Y. Azar,  G. N. Wong,  K. Wang,  R. Mayzus,  J.  K. Schulz, H. Zhao, F. Gutierrez, D. Hwang, and  T. S. Rappaport, “28 GHz propagation measurements for outdoor  cellular  communications using steerable  beam antennas in New York City,”  in Communications (ICC), 2013 IEEE  International Conference  on, pp. 5143–5147, June  2013

 

T. S. Rappaport, S. Sun, R. Mayzus, H. Zhao, Y. Azar, K. Wang, G. N. Wong, J. K. Schulz, M. Samimi, and  F.  Gutierrez, “Millimeter  wave  mobile  communications for 5g cellular:  It  will work!,”  Access,  IEEE, vol. 1, pp. 335–349, 2013

 

S. Nie, G.  R.  MacCartney, S. Sun,  and  T.  S. Rappaport, “72 GHz  millimeter  wave  indoor  measure- ments for wireless and backhaul  communications,” in Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 2013 IEEE  24th International Symposium on, pp. 2429–2433, Sept 2013

 

M. Samimi,  K. Wang,  Y. Azar, G. N. Wong, R. Mayzus,  H. Zhao, K. Schulz, S. Sun, F. Gutierrez, and T. S. Rappaport, “28 GHz angle of arrival  and  angle of departure analysis  for outdoor  cellular  communica- tions  using steerable  beam  antennas in new york city,”  in Vehicular  Technology Conference  (VTC Spring), 2013 IEEE  77th, pp. 1–6, June  2013

 

T.  S. Rappaport, F.  Gutierrez, E.  Ben-Dor,  J.  N.  Murdock,  Y.  Qiao,  and  J.  I.  Tamir,   “Broadband millimeter-wave propagation  measurements and  models  using  adaptive-beam antennas for outdoor  urban cellular  communications,” Antennas and Propagation,  IEEE  Transactions on, vol. 61, pp. 1850–1859, April 2013

 

S. Sun and  T.  S. Rappaport, “Multi-beam antenna combining  for 28 ghz cellular  link improvement  in urban  environments,” in Global Communications Conference  (GLOBECOM), 2013 IEEE,  pp.  3754–3759, Dec 2013

 

H. Zhao, R. Mayzus, S. Sun, M. K. Samimi, J. K. Schulz, Y. Azar, K. Wang,  G. N. Wong, F. Gutierrez, and T. S. Rappaport, “28 GHz millimeter  wave cellular communication measurements for reflection and pene- tration loss in and around  buildings in New York City,”  in Communications (ICC), 2013 IEEE  International Conference  on, pp. 5163–5167, June  2013

 

G. R. MacCartney, J. Zhang, S. Nie, and T. S. Rappaport, “Path loss models for 5G millimeter wave prop- agation  channels  in urban  microcells,”  in Global Communications Conference  (GLOBECOM), 2013 IEEE, pp. 3948–3953, Dec 2013

 

 

Recent Research Results on 60 GHz Radio Wave Propagation in and around Buildings, On-Chip antennas in CMOS, RF Channel Sounding, and Network Management

Recent 60 GHz and Millimeter Wave Publications

Google Scholar Publication List

J. Murdock, E. Ben-Dor, F. Gutierrez, Jr., T.S. Rappaport, "Challenges and Approaches to On-chip Millimeter Wave Antenna Measurements," to appear n the "2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)", Baltimore, MD, June 5-10. Full Citation

T.S. Rappaport, J.Murdock, F.Gutierrez, Jr., "State of the Art in 60-GHz Integrated Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communications," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no.8, pp.1390-1436, Aug. 2011. Full Citation

R. C. Daniels, J. N. Murdock, T. S. Rappaport, R. W. Heath, "60 GHz Wireless: Up Close and Personal," IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 7, December 2010, pp.44-50. View

F. Gutierrez, T. S. Rappaport, J. Murdock, "Millimeter-Wave CMOS Antennas and RFIC Parameter Extraction for Vehicular Applications," IEEE 72nd Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC), Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 6-9, 2010, pp.1-6. View

F. Gutierrez, K. Parrish, T. S. Rappaport, "On-Chip Integrated Antenna Structures in CMOS for 60 GHz WPAN Systems," Proceedings of IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Honolulu, HI, November 30-December 4, 2009. Full Citation

T. S. Rappaport, F. Gutierrez, T. Al-Attar, "Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Wireless RFIC and On-Chip Antenna Design: Tools and Layout Techniques,"Proceedings of IEEE First Workshop on Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Communications, in conjunction with IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Honolulu, HI, November 30-December 4, 2009. Full Citation

F. Gutierrez, K. Parrish, T. S. Rappaport, "On-Chip Integrated Antenna Structures in CMOS for 60 GHz WPAN Systems," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 27, Issue 8, October 2009, pp.1367-1378.Full Citation

J. K. Chen, G. de Veciana, T. S. Rappaport, "Site Specific Knowledge and Interference Measurement for Improving Frequency Allocations in Wireless Networks," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 58, Issue 5, June 2009, pp. 2366-2377. Full Citation

L. Ragan, A. Hassibi, T. S. Rappaport, C. L. Christianson, "Novel On-Chip Antenna Structures and Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) Approaches for Millimeter Wave Devices," IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Baltimore, MD, Oct. 1-3, 2007, pp. 2051-2055. Full Citation

C. H. Park, T. S. Rappaport, "Short-Range Wireless Communications for Next-Generation Networks: UWB, 60 GHz Millimeter Wave PAN, and Zigbee," IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 14, Issue 4, August 2007, pp. 70-78. Full Citation

C. Na, J. K. Chen, T. S. Rappaport, "Measured Traffic Statistics and Throughput of IEEE 802.11b Public WLAN Hotspots with Three Different Applications,"IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication, Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2006, pp. 3296-3305. Full Citation

H. Wang and T. S. Rappaport, "A Parametric Formulation of the UTD Diffraction Coefficient for Real-Time Propagation Prediction Modeling," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters (AWPL), Vol. 4, August 2005, pp. 253-257.Full Citation

C. Na, J. K. Chen, T. S. Rappaport, "Hotspot Traffic Statistics and Throughput Models for Several Applications", Proceedings of IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom) 2004, Dallas, TX, November 29-December 3, 2004, Vol. 5, pp. 3257-3263. Full Citation

C. R. Anderson and T. S. Rappaport, "In-Building Wideband Partition Loss Measurements at 2.5 and 60 GHz," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 3, No. 3, May 2004, pp. 922-928. Full Citation

C. R. Anderson, T. S. Rappaport, K. Bae, A. Verstak, N. Ramakrishnan, W. H. Tranter, C. A. Shaffer, L. T. Watson, "In-Building Wideband Multipath Characteristics at 2.5 & 60 GHz," Proceedings of Fall 2002 Vehicular Technology Conference, Vancouver, Canada, September 24-29, 2002, pp.97-101. Full Citation

H. Xu, V. Kukshya, T. S. Rappaport, "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of 60 GHz Indoor Channels," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 20, No. 3, April 2002, pp. 620-630. Full Citation

H. Xu, T. S. Rappaport, V. Kukshya, "Spatial and Temporal Characterization of 60 GHz Indoor Channels," Fall 2000 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Boston, MA, September 25-28, 2000, pp. 620-630. Full Citation

H. Xu, R. J. Boyle, T. S. Rappaport, J. H. Schaffner, "Measurements and Models for 38 GHz Point-to-Multipoint Radiowave Propagation," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications: Wireless Communications Series, Vol. 18, No. 3, March 2000, pp. 310-321. Full Citation



Papers on Millimeter Wave Wireless by T.S. Rappaport's Team

Google Scholar Publication List

T.S. Rappaport, J.N.Murdock, F. Gutierrez, Jr., "State-of-the-art in 60 GHz Integrated Circuits and Systems for Wireless Communications,"  Proceedings of the IEEE,, August 2011, Vol. 99, No. 8, pp   1390-1436.  THIS PAPER IS ONE OF THE FIRST JOURNAL PAPERS TO PROMOTE MMWAVE CELLULAR AND USE OF THE SUB – THZ SPECTRUM

H. Xu, V. Kukshya, T. S. Rappaport, “Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of 60 GHz Indoor Channels,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 20, No. 3, April 2002, pp. 620-630.   FIRST PAPER TO EXPLORE ANGLE OF ARRIVAL AND CHARACTERISTICS AND DIRECTIONAL WIDEBAND COMMUNICATIONS AT MMWAVE INSIDE BUILDINGS.

C. R. Anderson and T. S. Rappaport, “In-Building Wideband Partition Loss Measurements at 2.5 and 60 GHz,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 3, No. 3, May 2004, pp. 922-928. LEAD CONTRIBUTION FOR PARTITION LOSS VALUES IN MMWAVE INDOOR CHANNELS.

C. H. Park, T. S. Rappaport, “Short-Range Wireless Communications for Next-Generation Networks: UWB, 60 GHz Millimeter Wave PAN, and Zigbee,”IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 14, Issue 4, August 2007, pp. 70-78. TUTORIAL ON THE COMING WORLD OF MMWAVE COMMUNICATIONS.

F. Gutierrez, S. Agarwal, K. Parrish, T. S. Rappaport, “On-Chip Integrated Antenna Structures in CMOS for 60 GHz WPAN Systems,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 27, Issue 8,  October 2009, pp. 1367-1378.

R. Daniels, J. Murdock, T. S. Rappaport, R. Heath “60 GHz Wireless: Up Close and Personal,” IEEE Microwave Magazine,Vol. 11, No. 7, December 2010, pp.44-50.

 

Shorter Papers or Conference Papers related to Millimeter Wave Wireless:

Google Scholar Publication List

 L. Ragan, A. Hassibi, T. S. Rappaport, C. L. Christianson, “Novel On-Chip Antenna Structures and Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) Approaches for Millimeter Wave Devices,” IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Baltimore, MD, Oct. 1-3, 2007, pp. 2051-2055.

F. Gutierrez, K. Parrish, T. S. Rappaport, “On-Chip Integrated Antenna Structures in CMOS for 60 GHz WPAN Systems,” IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Honolulu, HI, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2009.

T. S. Rappaport, F. Gutierrez, T. Al-Attar, “Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Wireless RFIC and On-Chip Antenna Design: Tools and Layout Techniques,” IEEE First Workshop on Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Communications, in conjunction with IEEE Global Communications Conference(Globecom), Honolulu, HI, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2009.

 F. Gutierrez, T. S. Rappaport, J. Murdock, “Millimeter-wave CMOS On-Chip Antennas for Vehicular Electronic Applications,” IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Ottawa, Canada, September 6-9, 2010, 5 pp.

K. Hassan, T. S. Rappaport, J. G. Andrews, “Analog Equalization and Analog to Digital Converter Considerations for Low Power 60 GHz Receivers in Realistic Multipath Channels,” IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (Globecom), December 2010, 5 pp.

J. Murdock, E. Ben-Dor, F. Gutierrez, Jr., T.S. Rappaport, "Challenges and Approaches to On-chip Millimeter Wave Antenna Measurements," 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Baltimore, MD, June 5-10, 2011, 5 pp.

J. N. Murdock, T. S. Rappaport, "Consumption Factor:  A Figure of Merit for Power Consumption and Energy Efficiency in Broadband Wireless Communications,"  IEEE  Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Broadband Wireless Workshop, December 2011, Houston, TX

E. Ben-Dor, T.S. Rappaport, Y Qiao, S. Lauffenberger, “Millimeter-wave 60 GHz Outdoor and Vehicle AOA Propagation Measurements  using a Broadband Channel Sounder,”  2011 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom),  December 2011, Houston, TX,  6 pp.

T.S. Rappaport, E. Ben-Dor, J.N. Murdock, Y. Qiao, J. Tamir, “Cellular and Peer-to-Peer Broadband Millimeter Wave Outdoor  propagation measurements and Angle of Arrival characteristics  using adaptive beam steering,” invited paper and presentation,  IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW) 2012, Santa Clara, CA, Jan. 15, 2012.

T. S. Rappaport, E. Ben-Dor, J. N. Murdock, Y. Qiao, "38 GHz and 60 GHz Angle-Dependent Propagation for Cellular & Peer-to-Peer Wireless Communications,"  IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2012, Ottawa, Canada.

J. N. Murdock, E. Ben-Dor, Y. Qiao, J. I. Tamir, T. S. Rappaport, "A 38 GHz Cellular Outage Study for an Urban Outdoor Campus Environment," to be published, Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, April 2012, Paris, France.

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  • Click here for a list of papers and discussions on 60GHz RFIC Design Initiative

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