Mobile communications : ideas that change the world

JP McGeehan

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The lecture discusses how the past 40 years or so have witnessed a tremendous growth in the use and application of mobile communications. The UK has played a major role in the research and development of the technologies, systems and networks that are in use today. Professor McGeehan discusses how wireless and mobile communications have changed over this period, highlighting some of the key, but perhaps little known, innovations that have shaped the way we communicate today. In particular, consideration will be given to pioneering academic research in areas including propagation, multi-level modulation, ‘linearised’ power amplifiers, SMART antennas, CDMA and Wireless LANs. Several disruptive technologies and their impact on the future are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2006

Bibliographical note

Additional information: A transcript of the lecture is included in the accompanying document: Lecture series in mobile telecommunications and networks : transcripts of the first three lectures, November 2005 – June 2006. Published by The Royal Academy of Engineering, November 2006. © The Royal Academy of Engineering

Sponsorship: Vodafone

Contributor (Other): Royal Academy of Engineering
Name of Conference: Royal Academy of Engineering, Lecture Series in Mobile Telecommunications and Networks
Venue of Conference: London


  • mobile communications
  • innovation

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