Day 1 — Wednesday, June 17, 2009

7:30–10:30 a.m.


8–8:05 a.m.

Opening remarks, Dr. T. Cooklev, Technical Program Chair

8:05-8:15 a.m.

Welcoming address, Dr. Michael Wartell, Chancellor, IPFW

8:15–9:15 a.m.

“JPEO Joint Tactical Radio System,” Capt. Jeff Hoyle, JPEO

  • Status, JTRS networking waveforms
  • Business opportunities
9:15–10 a.m.

“Software-defined Radios: Are they that hard?” Dr. Larry Williams, ITT, San Diego, CA

  • SDR can be simple or hard
  • The requirements impact the design
10–10:30 a.m.

Coffee break and equipment demo from Rohde Schwarz

10:30–11:15 a.m.

“Academia’s Role in Educating Students to be SDR Engineers,” Dr. Sven Bilen, Penn State Univ.

  • Required: technical depth in one area and working knowledge of other areas
  • System engineering mindset
11:15 a.m.–Noon

“Vertically Integrated Projects, Testbeds, and Applications of Sensor Networks and SDR in Transportation Systems and Large Event Management,” Dr. Jim Krogmeier, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN

  • The perspective from the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications at Purdue
Noon–1:15 p.m.


1:15–2 p.m.

“A Transmitter for the Thales ADS-B Ground Station Universal Access Transceiver — Supporting the FAA/ITT Surveillance Broadcasting Services System Program,” Dr. Jerry Johnson, Thales ATM, Inc.

  • The FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance —Broadcast (ADS-B) Air Traffic Modernization Program
2–2:45 p.m.

“ADS-B RF Coverage Analysis,” Erton Boci, ITT Corp., Herndon, VA

  • How to achieve system performance, safety, and interference requirements while providing RF coverage in the entire airspace of the Unites States.
2:45–3:15 p.m.

Coffee break and equipment demo from Rohde Schwarz

3:15–4 p.m.

“The SCA in a Nutshell,” J. Marks, G. Bickle, Raytheon, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Features, characteristics, and components of the SCA
4–4:45 p.m.

“The Network Layer of JTRS,” Tony Michel, BBN, Boston, MA

  • Networking architectures
  • Internet routing
  • Mobile Internet
4:45–5:30 p.m.

“Next-Generation FPGA Middleware — Minimizing Latency in Multi-Processing SCA-Compliant Platforms,” Steve Jennis, PrismTech, Dallas, TX

  • What is a hardware implementation of middleware?
  • First- and second-generation implementations
6–8 p.m.


  • Kevin Piekarski Jazz Trio
  • Presentation: “The RF Alliance,” Matt Harvey, Deputy Director, The RF Alliance

Day 2 — June 18, 2009

8–8:45 a.m.

“The IEEE P1900 Standards for Cognitive Networks,” Lynn Grande, General Dynamics, Boston, MA

  • IEEE SCC41 standards projects for dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio
  • Policies and cognitive radios
8:45–9:30 a.m.

“Defense Spectrum Management Transformation — Dynamic Spectrum Access,” Mary Lin, Defense Spectrum Organization, Washington, D.C.

  • DoD spectrum challenges
  • DoD dynamic spectrum access roadmap
9:30–10 a.m.

Coffee break

10-10:45 a.m.

“Cognitive Radio Networks,” Dr. Bruce Fette, Dr. Paul Kolodzy, DARPA, Strategic Technology Office, Alexandria, VA

  • Future wireless networks
  • DARPA programs
10:45–11:30 a.m.

“Whitespace, Femtocell, Network Fragility Drive Need for Metalanguage,” Dr. Mark Cummings, enVia, Atherton, CA

  • How did the Metalanguage start?
  • Why is it necessary?
  • Where to from here?
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

“Compatible, Cooperative, and Cognitive Communications Using Software Radio,” Dr. J. Nicholas Laneman, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

12:15–1:30 p.m.

Lunch break

1:30–2:15 p.m.

“Adaptive Wireless Networks for Mobile Broadband Communications,” Dr. David Love, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN

  • Channel adaptation
  • Novel MIMO algorithms
2:15–3 p.m.

“Wireless Security on Embedded Devices,” Aaron Ault, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN

3–3:30 p.m.

Coffee break

3:30–4:15 p.m.

“Affordable SDR Components for JTRS,” Elizabeth Suet Tse, Lisa Rulli, CERDEC, US Army

4:15–5 p.m.

“A COTS Solution for Mobile Command and Control,” Steven Webb, General Dynamics, Fort Wayne, IN

  • A mobile Command and Control solution
  • Provides also role-based subscriptions on commercial or military mobile devices
5–5:45 p.m.

“Specifying RF Phase Noise Requirements for High Performance Waveforms,” J. Rose, Dr. J. Isaacs, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Phase noise characteristics
  • Effect of phase noise on system performance
  • Analytic and measurement techniques

  • Organizing Committee: Chair: T. Cooklev
  • Publicity and registration: David Liu
  • Local arrangements: Chao Chen

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