Virginia Tech Annual Wireless Symposium June 3-5
Just got back from the annual Virginia Tech Wireless Symposium. Virginia Tech is one of the few universities in the US that has an active education and research program in wireless technology of commercial interest. Their annual seminar is a good course of information. Sadly, no spectrum managers came from FCC or NTIA or IRAC membership.
I gave a paper on new approaches to sharing Federal Government spectrum with nongovernment users. I also gave, together with Anne Linton, a short course on spectrum management issues for engineers.
I thought I would give links to two outstanding survey presentations I attended:
- "Pushing the Limits: Information Theoretic Limits of Cooperation and Cognition in Wireless Networks", Natasha Devroye, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) - A good survey at the Scientific American-level of basic information theory that applies to contemporary wireless systems.
- "Emerging Wireless Standards", James Neel, Cognitive Radio Technologies, LLC Lynchburg, VA - An encyclopedic current survey of worldwide CMRS and RLAN technology standards and their status with lots of links included.