Four Workshops and JTRS Industry Day Featured at SDR’09

Topics Include Market Analysts, Regulatory, SATCOM and Government R&D at Annual SDR Forum Conference and Product Exposition in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON--()--The SDR Forum announced today information on four workshops to be held during the upcoming SDR’09 Technical Conference and Product Exposition, the premier event for the reconfigurable radio community, to be held from December 1 to December 4 in Washington, D.C. Workshop topics on Wednesday, December 2 will include Market Analysts and Regulatory. Workshop topics on Thursday, December 3 will include Satellite Communications and Government R&D Programs. A JTRS SBIR Program Day will also be held on Thursday, December 3.

The Market Analysts Workshop, hosted by Manuel Uhm of Xilinx and Chair of the SDR Forum Markets Committee, will explore the use of SDR and SDR technologies in commercial, civil and defense markets, future trends, and key challenges that need to be addressed in further advancing SDR technologies into the mainstream. Speakers represent companies including Xilinx, ABI Research, Signals Research Group, LLC, BDTI, National Institute of Standards and Technology Office of Law Enforcement Standards (NIST OLES), and Frost and Sullivan.

Hosted by Peter Tenhula of Shared Spectrum Company and Chair of the SDR Forum Regulatory Committee and Paul Kolodzy of Kolodzy Consulting and Vice Chair of the SDR Forum Regulatory Committee, the Regulatory Workshop will explore the regulatory landscape impacting the deployment of Software Defined Radio, Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access Technologies. The workshop will kick off with a keynote by Julius P. Knapp, Chief, FCC Office of Engineering Technology, and continue with panels on Future Dynamic Spectrum Access Regulatory Models: Can they be both “dynamic” and “regulatory,” Specific Applications and Opportunities for Implementation of Reconfigurable Radio Technologies and Dynamic Spectrum Access Regulatory Approaches, The World’s Regulatory View of Software Defined and Cognitive Radio: A WRC 12 Preview, and Setting the Global Regulatory Agenda.

Hosted by Bob Schutz of ViaSAT and Chair of the SDR Forum Satellite Communications Special Interest Group, the SATCOM Workshop will explore the evolution of Satellite Communications over the next several years, defining the requirements for SATCOM systems in various market segments and then evaluating the roles of SDR and CR technology in addressing those requirements in all three key (the earth station, the satellite, and the user terminal). Speakers represent organizations including Inmarsat, NASA Glenn Research Center, Harris Corporation, Comdev and the University of Michigan.

The Government R&D Programs Workshop will allow government organizations to present key issues in radio communications which they will be looking to industry and academia to address over the next 3 to 5 years through R&D activities. The objective of the workshop is to provide the SDR Forum's members and guests with insight into the Government's mid to long term communications requirements, and to help the Forum and its members to identify technology areas where investment is required to meet those requirements. This workshop will help the Forum to set strategy for the next several years and may act as a basis for the SDR Forum’s R&D agenda. The workshop will feature speakers from DARPA, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Naval Research Laboratory.

In conjunction with the Government R&D workshop, a JTRS SBIR Industry Day will be collocated with SDR’09 from 9:40 to 11:50 a.m. Representatives of the JPEO JTRS will provide an overview of the JTRS SBIR program and present an overview of the topics covered in their 10.1 solicitation. Additional information on the JTRS SBIR Program can be found here. Attendance in this session is free, but registration is required.

In addition to the workshops and JTRS SBIR Industry Day, SDR’09 will feature keynotes by high caliber industry leaders, more than 100 high quality technical presentations over four days from industry, government, and university experts, tutorials held on each day of the conference and exhibits from companies all across the wireless value chain.

The Conference program can be found here: http://sdrforum.org/sdr09/program.html.

SDR’09 represents the latest in an annual conference that has become a highlight on the wireless industry event calendar. Hosted by The SDR Forum, this event brings together world class business and technical leaders from around the world across commercial and civil organizations including service providers, operators, manufacturers, developers, regulatory agencies, and academia. Sponsored by General Dynamics C4 Systems, Harris, Motorola, Xilinx and Wind River, this year’s event will include over 100 paper presentations, four workshop sessions, daily tutorials, and a demonstration event, in addition to the product exposition. Additional information on the SDR’09 program, workshops and panel sessions can be found at www.sdrforum.org/sdr09. To register, visit our registration page. There is an earlybird registration discount until Oct. 15.

To learn more about The SDR Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit www.sdrforum.org.

About the SDR Forum

Established in 1996, The SDR Forum™ is a non-profit international industry association with a 100+ strong membership comprised of world class technical, business and government organizations from EMEA, Asia and the Americas who are passionate about creating a revolution in wireless communications based on reconfigurable radio. The SDR Forum is the only organization in the world dedicated to serving the industry's needs through advocacy, opportunity development, commercialization and education. For more information, please visit www.sdrforum.org

Contacts

SDR Forum
Lee Pucker, 604-828-9876
Lee.Pucker@sdrforum.org
or
Stephanie Hamill, 970-290-9543
StephanieHamill@sdrforum.org

Contacts

SDR Forum
Lee Pucker, 604-828-9876
Lee.Pucker@sdrforum.org
or
Stephanie Hamill, 970-290-9543
StephanieHamill@sdrforum.org