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									Wireless @ Virginia Tech

 Jeffrey H. Reed
 Director, Wireless@VT

 Tamal Bose
 Associate Director, Wireless@VT
About Virginia Tech
o Virginia Tech has approximately 26,000 students
o The College of Engineering grants the 7th largest
  number BS degrees in the US, and is ranked
  #14 by US News
o The Bradley Department of Electrical &
  Computer Engineering is one of the nation’s
  largest ECE departments, with broad resources:
  n 75 tenure-track faculty and 12 research faculty
  n 1,100 undergraduate and 570 graduate students
o Wireless Telecommunications is a principal focus
  n 35 faculty members are involved in various aspects
    of wireless communications research and teaching.
  n Over 100 ECE graduate students are majoring in
    wireless communications field.
What is “Wireless @ Virginia Tech”?
 A comprehensive organization focused on
wireless research to support our educational
  Characteristics of Virginia Tech’s
  Wireless Program
o Hands-On
   n Building hardware, prototyping, system integration
o Relevant
   n Knowledge of the impact of business and economic issues
     on system design, implementation, and integration
   n Students are coached in oral and written communication
     skills, encouraged to interact with sponsors
o Multidisciplinary
   n Economics, regulatory issues, electromagnetics, RF design,
     signal processing, networking, communication theory
o Entrepreneurial
   n Pursue novel technical approaches
   n Promote new opportunities and applications for

             Students are our most important product!
Wireless @ Virginia Tech

o New Wireless Umbrella Group
  n MPRG, CWT, VTVT, WML, Antenna Group, Time
    Domain Lab, DSPRL
o Officially organized in June 2006
o Currently 33 tenure-track faculty and more
  than 100 students
o Backlog in research growing
o University providing initial financial support
o Cognitive Networks targeted as strategic
  technical growth effort
Radio System Design
  Dr. William A. Davis, Professor
  Antennas, electromagnetic fields, Microwave measurements, Communications circuits, Radio
  engineering, Wireless applications

  Dr. Steven W. Ellingson, Assistant Professor
  Transceiver Design for Wideband & SDR Applications, Smart Antennas and MIMO, Interference
  Mitigation, Emitter Detection & Geolocation, Radio Astronomy and Microwave Remote Sensing

  Dr. Dong Ha, Professor
  Wireless sensor systems for monitoring and diagnosis of buildings and vehicles, Low-power VLSI
  design for wireless communications, Low-power/high speed analog and mixed-signal design, RF IC

  Dr. Timothy Pratt, Professor
  Satellite communications, Radar, Position Location, Wireless

  Dr. Sanjay Raman, Associate Professor (On Loan to NSF)
  RF/Microwave/Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuits (RFICs/MMICs), Mixed-Signal Integrated
  Circuits/SoC Integration, Micro/Nano-machining, RF MEMS/NEMS and Packaging
Software & Cognitive Radios
   Dr. Peter Athanas, Professor
   Reconfigurable computing, hardware & software security and anti-tamper,
   computational aspects of software defined radios

   Dr. Charles Bostian, Professor
   Cognitive Radio, RF Design

   Dr. Michael Buehrer, Associate Professor
   Ultra Wideband (UWB) for Communication and position location, UWB-based
   Heath Monbitoring, Spread spectrum techniques, Mulitple-antenna
   techniques, Cognitive Radio

   Dr. Claudio da Silva, Assistant Professor
   Cognitive Radio Systems, Signal Detection and Classification, UWB

   Dr. Jeff Reed, Professor
   Software Radio and Cognitive Radio, DSP-based Receivers, Interference Rejection,
   Communication Simulation, Smart Antennas,, Location Technology
Wireless Networks (1)

   Dr. Luiz A. DaSilva, Associate Professor
   Wireless networking, Mobile ad hoc networks, Cognitive radios and cognitive
   networks, Game-theoretic modeling of wireless networks, Cooperation and
   self-organization in wireless networks

   Dr. Mohamed Eltoweissy, Associate Professor
   Information Assurance and Trust, Ubiquitous Networking, Service-Oriented
   Architectures, Autonomic Network Management and Protocols, Group

   Dr. Thomas Hou, Assistant Professor
   Resource (spectrum) management and networking issues for SDR-enabled
   wireless networks, Optimization and algorithm design for wireless ad hoc and
   snesor networks, Video communications over dynamic ad hoc networks
Wireless Networks (2)

   Dr. Allen B. MacKenzie, Assistant Professor
   Wireless Communications, Multihop Wireless Networks, Applications of
   Game Theory and Decision Theory, Sensor Networks, Mobility Modeling

   Dr. Scott Midkiff, Professor
   Broadband wireless access, Wireless local area networks, Network protocols,
   Network management, Network performance evaluation and simulation,
   Networked collaboration and multimedia applications for engineering

   Dr. Jung-Min Park, Assistant Professor
   Intrusion detection in high-bandwidth networks, Network-attack traceback,
   Secure spectrum sharing in cognitive radio networks

   Dr. Yaling Yang, Assistant Professor
   Network resource management,Network modeling, Media access control,
   routing and transport layer issues in wireless networks
System Modeling

  Dr. Anil Vullikanti, Assistant Professor - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
  Modeling and simulation of social and infrastructure systems, Epidemiology,
  Distributed and mobile computing, Combinatorial optimization, Combinatorial

  Dr. Marathe, Madhav, Professor - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
  Interaction-based Modeling and Simulation of Large Complex Biological,
  Information, Social, and Technical (BIST) Systems, Design and Analysis of
  Algorithms and Computational Complexity, Social Networks & Graph Theory

  Dr. Christopher L. Barrett, Professor - Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
  Simulation of very large systems, Theoretical foundations of simulation, Interaction
  -based systems, computing, and dynamical systems, Computational and systems
Antennas and Propagation
   Dr. Brent Ledvina, Assistant Professor
   GNSS/GPS/Galileo software receivers, Weak signal acquisition and tracking,
   Radio propagation, Ground-based remote sensing, Ionospheric scintillations
   and irregularities

   Dr. Ahmad Safaai-Jazi, Professor
   Wideband antennas, UWB communications, Wideband material
   characterization, Guided-wave optics, Optical fibers and devices

   Dr. Warren Stutzman, Professor
   Antennas for wireless systems, Small antennas for portable devices, WiFi
   antenns, Wideband antennas for, Phased arrays, Earth-space propagation

   Dr. Amir I. Zaghloul, Professor
   Antennas, Phased Arrays, Satellite Communications, Wireless
   Communication, RF Systems
Signal Processing
  Dr. Louis Beex, Professor
  Expertise in stochastic, digital, and adaptive signal processing.

  Dr. Tamal Bose, Professor
  Adaptive Signal Processing, Channel Equalization,
  Modulation Classification

  Dr. Lamine Mili, Professor
  Robust estimation, signal processing, Image processing, Speech processing,
  Nonlinear dynamics, Bifurcation theory, Power systems analysis and control

   Dr. Sedki M. Riad, Professor
   Wideband microwave measurements with emphasis on time domain
   techniques, Wideband characterization and modeling of devices, networks,
   materials, or structures

   Dr. William H. Tranter, Professor
   Digital signal processing, Wireless communication systems, Digital
   communication systems, Computer-aided design, Analysis and performance
   evaluation of communication systems
Wireless & Communication Systems

   Dr. Michael S. Hsiao, Professor
   Test and verification of hardware and software systems, Verification of
   security protocols, Power management of complex systems

   Dr. Ira Jacobs, Professor
   Fiber optic communication system performance, architecture, and
   technology, Modulation and detection techniques to combat non-linearities
   and dispersion, Interfaces between fiber optic and wireless networks,
   Broadband access technologies ands applications

   Dr. Thomas Martin, Associate Professor
   Low power, mobile, and wearable computing

   Dr. Cameron Patterson, Associate Professor
   Reconfigurable and secure computing, Algorithms for electronic design
   automation, Model-based design of software defined radios

  Dr. Sheryl Ball, Associate Professor, Economics
  Individual decision making, experimental economics, and game theory.
  Worked on acquiring licenses from the FCC to broadcast on the frequency
  required for the service to be provided.
  Current Research Sponsors
o Applied EM                 o Motorola
o Army Research Office       o National Institute of Justice
o Astron Wireless            o National Polar-Orbiting
  Technologies                 Earth Sensing Satellite
o Ausgar Technologies, Inc     Program
o Bradley Fellowship         o National Science
  Program                      Foundation
o Catalyst                   o NASA
  Communications             o RFMD
  Technologies               o M/A-COM
o CIA                        o Office of Naval Research
o Cisco Systems, Inc.        o Sony-Ericsson
o DRS Technologies           o SPAWAR Systems Center
o ETRI                       o Tektronix
o Freescale                  o Texas Instruments
                             o U.S. Naval Research
 Wireless Topics and Interests

o Antennas and Propagation

o Modulation, Coding and Multiple Access

o DSP, Software, and Programmable Wireless

o Wireless Networking

o RF Electronics and RF/Mixed-Signal IC design

o System Simulation and Performance Evaluation
Examples of New Technologies
o Software Radios
   n Flexible, multimode and adaptive wireless networks
o Cognitive Radio
   n Incorporates learning into radio management
o Ultra Wide Band
   n Propagation, communications protocols, tools
o Chip Design
   n Baseband and RF
o Antennas and Smart and Phased Array Antennas
   n Design and channel and performance measurements
o Wearable Computers and Personal Area Networks
   n LANs and WANs, indoor/outdoor location awareness
New Focus –
The Wireless Summer School and Symposium
2006 and 2007

 o   Software Design for SDR
 o   Cognitive Radio
 o   Turbo and LDPC Codes
 o   Embedded Systems and SDR
 o   High Frequency RFID
 o   UWB-based Positioning
 o   Issues and Applications of UWB
 o   Networking Technologies for SDR
 o   Issues and Applications of Wearable Computing
 o   Game Theory for Wireless
 o   Antennas for Wireless Communications
 o   RF MEMS for Wireless
 o   An Overview of 802.15.4a
        How Do We Work Together?
o   Affiliates Relationships – Unrestricted funding to go for
    n   Good way to get broad access to research
    n   Aids in recruiting efforts
    n   Sets stage for partnerships
    n   Informal advice
o   Sponsored Research Projects
    n   Duration: 4 months to multiyear
    n   Funding level: $50K to >$1 million ($70K typically buys 1 student full
        time for one year + facilities + faculty supervision)
o   Flexible Contract Structures
    n   Flexibility in teaming with government industry partners
o   Procedure
    n   Define technical statement of work
    n   Submit budget and formal proposal through office of sponsored
    n   Negotiate contract terms
    n   Typically requires 6 weeks to get a contract in place.
o   Longer term relationship can be established using task order
Current Wireless@VT Affiliates

o Analog Devices          o Raytheon
o Applied Signal          o Rockwell Collins
  Technology              o Samsung
o Army Research           o Sharp Labs
  Office                  o Syracuse Research
o DRS Technologies          Center
o Digital Radio           o Texas Instruments
  Technologies            o Tyco Electronics
o Motorola                o Thales
o Qualcomm
 Affiliates Programs
o Silver Member
  n Target market:
  Ideal for companies seeking to get involved
  into the Wireless@VT “family” and
  establishing a working relationship with
  students and faculty
Silver Membership Features
o Designated faculty and student point of contact
o Annual visit to company by designated faculty to
  summarize specific research in the affiliate’s area of
o Two admissions to the annual Wireless Summer
o Annual Report on Research
o Company representation on the Wireless @VT Advisory
  Board to provide group guidance
o Complimentary copies of publications
o Access to password protected web site that includes
  some pre-prints, research in progress, software, data,
o Opportunity to participate in Student Patron Program
Silver Membership Features
o   Networking opportunities and preference in teaming arrangements
o   Free educational versions of software tools developed by Wireless@VT
o   Monthly newsletter and detailed semi-annual report on all center
o   Free Access to recorded Wireless@VT seminars
o   Help with recruiting
    n Notices of recruiting events
    n Email announcing recruiting events
    n    Availability of conference room for in-lab recruiting events
o   Faculty attendance at recruiting functions
    n   Request from company
        o $35k/year
        o Designation of primary company POC and secondary
Gold Membership

o Target market
  Ideal for companies willing to spend
  more to obtain valuable intellectual
  property considerations and
  additional benefits
o Currently being defined…
Student Patron Program

o This is an optional feature to both
  silver and gold affiliate programs,
  with a fellowship for the designated
  faculty member to award.

  n Price $30k/academic year
  n Student and company are encouraged to
    arrange for summer job

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