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2011 Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR’11-WInnComm) Announces Exceptional Technical Program

Features 20 Sessions, as well as Tutorials and a Technology Showcase with Cutting-Edge Demonstrations

New Pricing for Academic, Nonprofit and Government Registrants

WASHINGTON -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Wireless Innovation Forum ( today announced an exceptional program for its 2011Wireless Innovation Forum Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR'11 - WInnComm). The premier event for the reconfigurable radio community, SDR’11-WInnComm will be held 29 November to 2 December in Washington, D.C. Each day of this conference will feature workshops, tutorials and technical presentations. The event also touts an exposition and a technology showcase.

Attracting more than 400 registered delegates, including investors, commercial network operators, radio manufacturers, system integrators, government procurement officials, regulators, engineering service providers and consultants from over 22 different countries, SDR’11-WInnComm is the only event devoted to the advancement of reconfigurable radio technologies from research through deployment. Additional information on the SDR’11-WInnCommprogram, workshops and tutorials can be found at

Technical papers, featured in 20 sessions over all five days of the event, focus on topics from research and development through design, manufactureand deployment. Extended versions of top papers in the Research and Development track will be eligible for placement in the Springer Journal of Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing (AICSP). A complete listing of the papers, including abstracts, is available here:

Tutorials include:

  • Next Generation White Nail Architecture for Future Cognitive Radio Transmitter and Receiver Systems - Donald Steinbrecher (Navy, USA)
  • Design and Application of a Hilbert Transformer in a Digital Receiver - Matt Carrick (Northrop Grumman, USA); Doug Jaeger (Northrop Grumman, USA); frederick j harris (San Diego State Univ, USA)
  • Prototype Implementation of a Realtime 8x8 MIMO LTE-Advanced Downlink - Ian C. Wong (National Instruments, USA)
  • RF, ADC, & IF Design Techniques - Dr. Ruediger Leschhorn (Rohde and Schwarz); Tudor Davies (Spectrum Signal Processing); Mark Rives (Intersil)
  • Advanced OSSIE SCA-Based SDR, a Hands-on Tutorial: Digital Waveforms, Interactive and Automatic Configuration and Control - Carl B. Dietrich (Virginia Tech & Wireless @ Virginia Tech, USA); Frank Kragh (Naval Postgraduate School, USA); Donna Miller (Naval Postgraduate School, USA)
  • SCA-Next: Benefits and Impacts in Migrating to a New Architectural Paradigm - Vincent J Kovarik, Jr (Prismtech, USA); Mike Williams (Zeligsoft, Canada)
  • LTE Network for Nationwide Broadband Public Safety Communications - Fanny Mlinarsky (octoScope, USA)
  • Cyber Warfare in the Wireless World: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You - Dane Brown (United States Naval Academy, USA); Owens Walker (United States Naval Academy, USA); Christopher R. Anderson (United States Naval Academy, USA)
  • Software Communications Architecture "Next" Release - Gerald Bickle (Raytheon Company, USA); Charles Linn (Harris Corporation, USA)
  • A Rapid Graphical Programming Approach to SDR Design & Prototyping with LabVIEW and the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) - Sam Shearman (National Instruments, USA)
  • New Directions in Channelized Receivers and Transmitters - frederick j harris (San Diego State Univ, USA)

A Technology Showcase offered Wednesday evening, November 30, features demonstrations of cutting-edge R&D technologies relevant in the research, design, manufacture and deployment of reconfigurable radio technologies-based systems. Current demonstrations include:

  • Rapid FPGA Assembly for GNURadio by Richard Stroop (Virginia Tech & Configurable Computing Laboratory, USA); Peter Athanas (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • MIMO/OTA (Over the Air) Controlled Environment Testing by Fanny Mlinarsky (octoScope, USA)
  • Airblue: A Reconfigurable Wireless Transceiver by Kermin Fleming, Jr (MIT, USA); Arvind (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Alfred Man Cheuk Ng (Qualcomm Inc, USA); Hari Balakrishnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • A Novel Three-Level Hierarchical Algorithm for UL Scheduling in Mobile WiMAX by Ihsan M Shahwan (CCNY, USA)
  • Network Simulation and Emulation Platform for Robust Design and High Fidelity Evaluation of Cognitive Radio Networks by Lei Ding (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA); Yalin E Sagduyu (Intelligent Automation, Inc. & University of Maryland, College Park, USA); Tommaso Melodia (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA); Jason Hongjun Li (Intelligent Automation Inc., USA)
  • Rapid SCA Development for the DSP by Andrew Foster (PrismTech Limited, United Kingdom)
  • SDR Receiver For Amateur Satellites and CUBESAT Ground Station by Carl B. Dietrich (Virginia Tech & Wireless @ Virginia Tech, USA)

The conference will also feature daily keynotes by industry leaders as well as daily workshops. To register, visit our registration page. This year, there are new pricing options for academic, nonprofit and government registrants. Those who register by October 28, 2011, receive an additional discount.

Program updates can be followed on our program page, as well as our Twitter and Facebook feeds.

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT FOR 2011: SDR’11-WInnComm is offering Forum member organizations that register two or more attendees a booth in the Exposition at no charge. To learn more about this opportunity, visit the Forum’s Sponsorship and Exhibition application page.

Platinum Sponsors include General Dynamics C4 Systems, Harris Corporation and Indra Sistemas. Pentek and General Dynamics C4 Systems are the event’s Gold Sponsors.

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