New at IMS2013: Wireless Industry Day!


Sponsored by: MTT-19 and the IEEE Seattle Section
Co-Chairs: Takao Inoue, National Instruments
and Janet O'Neil, ETS-Lindgren


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

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Wireless Industry Day will be a full day seminar co-located with IMS2013 showcasing emerging wireless technologies in the Pacific Northwest. From components to systems, the seminar will provide practical, application-oriented information to Symposium attendees as well as to the growing wireless community in the Pacific Northwest. Wireless Industry Day at IMS2013 provides a unique opportunity for the regional community and Symposium attendees to network, share their expertise, and learn about this rapidly growing market.



Wireless Industry Day Speakers and Topics:


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The IMS Core, Wireless Network Architecture and LTE
By Mr. Henry Coia, Associate Director of Strategic National Accounts & Operations, Verizon Wireless, Los Angeles, CA 

Abstract: Imagine a future where all wireless applications deploy confidently on every wireless operating system and device. Envision developers creating just one version of an app; and devices playing all video formats, thanks to a more harmonious network architecture. As consumers devour more gigs on mobile devices over LTE networks, conversations about the potential of an emerging IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Core to fundamentally alter the wireless landscape are growing. Is it too much hype? Learn more about Verizon’s take on IMS at wireless industry day.

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From Maxwell’s Equations to Modern Electromagnetics and Antenna Engineering Marvels
By Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii, IEEE Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles

Abstract: The collective works of many scientists and engineers were captured in Maxwell, Hertz, Marconi and Shannon’s pioneering contributions to modern communications technologies. This has resulted in a widespread awareness of the critical role wireless services play in today’s communications-centered marketplace. Among many components critical in optimizing the efficient performance of modern communication devices, antennas play paramount role. In this presentation the following topics will be touched upon: (a) The age of personal and space communications, (b) modern electromagnetic numerical and evolutionary optimization techniques in antenna system designs, (c) personal communications antennas including human interactions and reconfigurable designs, (d) medical applications including wearable, RFID, implantable and ingestible systems, and (e) recent developments in meta-materials in electromagnetics system applications. Representative examples will be shown and future trends will be highlighted.

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Key Technology Trends in Wireless for the Aerospace Industry
By Dr. Julio Navarro, Senior Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA

Abstract: The aerospace industry and many companies in the Northwest continue to adapt to the continuous technological advances, trends and challenges shaping the markets. One key area which has nearly limitless potential is in wireless technology. Due to a wide diversity in devices, device content, varying standards and various methods of delivery – choosing the correct approach for the application is a significant challenge. The wrong path not only delays one’s progress and expends valuable resources but also places us at a disadvantage with our competitors. This talk will discuss some on-going challenges which drive the bottom line of the aerospace industry and its suppliers.

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Bluetooth: The Future of Wireless Medical Technology
By Mr. Bill Saltzstein, President, connectBlue, Inc. Redmond, WA

Abstract: One of the toughest issues facing portable medical devices, especially as they make their way from the hospital to the home, is power consumption. Power needs for the wireless connections constrain architecture and limit applications to those capable of the battery needs of the technology. That is all about to change with the introduction of Bluetooth low energy technology specified in Bluetooth v4.0 that is making its way to designers and consumers today. Recent announcements by Microsoft and Apple supporting this new technology show its wide ranging deployment in standard computing and communications platforms. The stage is set to deploy truly low power wireless medical applications that have relied on custom components and platforms until now.   This presentation discusses the available standardized wireless technologies available today and the potential applications.  Further discussion introduces Bluetooth low energy and compares and contrasts its strengths and weaknesses in the typical medical application scenarios.

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Prospects and Challenges for GHz to THz Technologies/Architectures for Future Wireless Communications
By Dr. Debabani Choudhury, IEEE Fellow, Senior Technologist, Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR and Mr. Harry Skinner, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR


Abstract: Proliferation of diverse wireless communication services as well as anytime, anywhere connectivity are becoming a norm in our day to day life. Communications using Machine-To-Machine (M2M), Peer-To-Peer (P2P) approaches are set to be the major growth areas and require high co-ordination between different wireless nodes. There is a major consensus that new wireless services based on new ways of using wireless technologies will grow exponentially in next few years. The need for high bandwidth wireless applications has also fuelled research into mobile communication systems capable of high data rate throughputs at short ranges.  Researchers worldwide are working on various architectures including different variations of MIMO, MU-MIMO approaches to enhance the data rate. MM-wave and THz research communities are also projecting technologies for addressing the needs for ultra-high-data rate applications. Although some of the approaches look very interesting, implementation challenges remain for real usage cases. This presentation will discuss opportunities and challenges for some of the key technological advances and approaches at GHz to THz frequencies that are now emerging as possible components for wireless solutions of the future.

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Radiated Performance Assessment of Wireless Communications Devices - An Operator’s Perspective  
By Mr. Scott Prather, Lead Product Development Engineer, AT&T, Redmond, WA


Abstract: Wireless telecommunications have come a long way from the days of voice-only handsets. Today’s universe of wireless devices spans a diverse range of products; from handsets, smartphones, notebooks and tablet computers to medical monitoring devices and remote telemetry equipment. Looking forward, the applications for wireless technology seem almost unlimited. Since the wireless airlink is essential to the operation of these devices, it’s extremely important that their radiated performance meet certain minimum requirements in order to ensure a satisfactory customer experience while maintaining network capacity. However, because of the diversity of these devices, the assessment of radiated performance is not always straightforward and may require special considerations and techniques. This presentation addresses the radiated performance aspects of today’s wireless devices from a mobile network operator’s perspective. It focuses on the unique challenges associated with establishing radiated performance test requirements that allow for product design flexibility while ensuring that devices will meet customer expectations and maintain high network capacity.

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Evaluating Over-The-Air Performance of MIMO Wireless Devices
By Dr. Michael Foegelle, Director of Technology Development, ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, TX


Abstract: Modern wireless devices utilize multiple antenna technologies including MIMO to improve the overall performance and available communication bandwidth in the same wireless spectrum.  Traditional techniques for evaluating over-the-air radiated performance of wireless devices are not suitable for testing these technologies or evaluating the performance gain offered by the additional antennas.  Instead, emerging techniques for testing these technologies rely on generating simulated multi-path environments that can replicate the interaction that the device under test would typically see in a real world environment.  However, there are a range of different techniques vying for a standardized approach for industry certification of MIMO devices, each with its own pros and cons.  This presentation will demonstrate the differences in a number of these concepts and provide a range of measured results showing the variation between good and bad wireless devices.

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