Smart antennas could “make the world a better place”

Monday, January 23, 2017

Low-cost antennas may one day bring Internet connectivity to billions of people in developing countries

Car with antenna in test lab

Safieddin (Ali) Safavi-Naeini has been immersed for more than 15 years in the complex technical details of his work on intelligent antenna systems for Internet connectivity.

But as he embarks on the next phase of his cutting-edge research – a five-year project backed by $6.1 million in joint government-industry funding that was announced this year – he hasn’t lost sight of what his research could ultimately mean in the big picture.

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