ITTC Project

Workshops: Support for Wireless Networking Workshop and PI Meeting

Project Award Date: 09-01-2003


In the past few years the agility of radio systems, in all their aspects, has significantly increased. In today's world, antennas are controllable. There are several options for compression, encryption, and error control. Spread-spectrum (among other techniques) is available to reduce the radio frequency power spectral density, and there are elaborate multi-dimensional modulation techniques. Interference reduction can be advanced by using multiple-user detection and other techniques. New radio architectures that exploit many of these techniques are proposed. It is clear that to achieve maximum utilization of radio capabilities, innovative networks will be involved.
The University of Kansas proposes to continue to support the National Science Foundation in developing a comprehensive research program in innovative and advanced wireless networking systems. This project proposes to extend our initial work in eliciting research problems through the NSF/FCC Workshop on the Future of Spectrum: Technologies and Policies to

(1) a workshop addressing the issues of radio technology and network protocols and
(2) a Principal Investigator Meeting involving the leading researchers contributing to NSF wireless networking programs.

We anticipate the outcomes of the workshop and PI Meeting to be a set of research questions and researcher defined directions for future investment in radio network research.

Intellectual Merit
There are significant discussions concerning future radio systems and policies. Many of the discussions have focused on the economic, legal, and organizational aspects of radio systems and have assumed a technological capability. The Workshop and PI Meeting will bring together radio engineers and mobile network protocol designers to identify future research problems and elicit a research agenda.

Broader Impact
The proposed workshop and PI Meeting will bring together academic researchers, industry researchers, and government leaders in radio technology and mobile networking technology. The workshop will focus on emerging radio technologies and the necessary network protocols to capture these emerging technologies. The result of the workshop will be a report describing the problem space, identify research directions and timeline. It will also list community needs to accomplish the research and necessary experiments and suggest collaborators/collaborations at the national level. The report should aid the NSF and the federal government in planning future wireless networking research.
The PI meeting will focus on research funded by NSF, facilitate exchange of information between research groups, and provide starting points for collaboration.


Faculty Investigator(s): Gary Minden (PI)

Project Sponsors

Primary Sponsor(s): NSF

Partner with ITTC

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ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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