Reconfigurable Reflecting Surfaces for 5G/6G | University of Surrey

Dr Mohsen Khalily, an academic at 6GIC, and his team developed and demonstrated a novel technology that intelligently directs a beam to mobile users. The dynamic engineered metasurface recycles existing electromagnetic (EM) waves without emitting new EM waves. The team also designed a control unit which can intelligently tune the metasurface’s response to reflect the beam towards the different direction of interests.

In addition, they developed a static version of their engineered metasurface which does not require any power source and can be used for fixed scenarios to provide coverage at known coverage blind spots. This technology is expected to be widely deployed in future making our buildings and city infrastructures smart in helping wireless communications with improved coverage, capacity, and low power consumptions.