Bharadia Wins Marconi Society’s Paul Baran Young Scholar Award

MIT researcher helped develop full duplex radios
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.�Dinesh Bharadia, a 28-year old Stanford PhD recipient and researcher at MIT, has proven that full duplex radio, where a radio can receive and transmit on the same frequency, is indeed possible. For his efforts, he has been awarded the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award from the Marconi Society.

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It was a long held belief that radios could not receive and transmit on the same frequency because of the interference that it would cause. To overcome this, Bharadia created new formulas that can be applied to known transmitted signals and cancel the self-interference. This allows the amount of available spectrum to effectively double when using full duplex radios.

Bharadia will receive the award at a ceremony at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on Nov. 2.