Nathan Young

Electrical engineering

Hometown: Morgan Hill, California, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2025

Additional details: Online student

Energy icon, disabled. An orange lightning bolt.

FURI | Fall 2023, Summer 2023

Energy Optimization and Scalability for a Millimeter-Wave Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface

Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) can be used to enhance signal reception in wireless communications without consuming power from the grid. Future wireless communication systems will leverage millimeter waves (>30 GHz), sacrificing obstacle penetration for speed. RISs are large arrays of elements that can be controlled to create either a 0 or 180 degree reflected phase shift. Specific patterns of phase shift can be used to reflect signals around obstacles and toward a cell user, mitigating penetration issues; effectiveness increases with array size. The research team designed a motherboard to facilitate scaling and will evaluate the power consumption of the RIS.


View the poster
QR code for the current page

It’s hip to be square.

Students presenting projects at the Fulton Forge Student Research Expo are encouraged to download this personal QR code and include it within your poster. This allows expo attendees to explore more about your project and about you in the future. 

Right click the image to save it to your computer.