Motivation, Technology and Areas of Convergence with JTRS

...most comprehensive treatment of SDR for military and commercial applications covering basic principles through to a wide-ranging, in-depth analysis that explores various paths for commercial convergence...

SDR Technology and Open Standards promise to do for the wireless industry what the PC and object-oriented software and operating systems have done for the computer industry: drive down costs and proliferate wireless applications into every aspect of daily life. The technology has already been whole-heartedly embraced by the defense industry where the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and the Software Communications Architecture are maturing technologies at the core of a huge $billion radio development program. A major aim of government for JTRS is to reduce acquisition quantities and expenditure on hardware, the commercial wireless sector is also undergoing its own rationalization as radio products become commodity items. Wireless hardware manufacturers from both sectors need to adjust to an environment where revenue is increasingly derived from value added software and services. We explore opportunities and possibilities for how the defense and commercial wireless sector may converge to a future where technologies are shared and product discrimination is achieved in the application and security software.

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This course will benefit managers, engineers, analysts, procurement executives and vendors interested in expanding their knowledge of SDR and its role in the JTRS program and other defense initiatives. It will also apply to commercial wireless developers looking for new opportunities outside their traditional market segment. The course covers the basic principles of the SDR technology and its potential as well as delving into many areas of detailed design. Although the course has no prerequisites and is specifically designed for a wide range of interests, it assumes some relevant technical background.

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Text: Software Defined Radio for 3G, 2002, by Paul Burns.

About the Instructor

Paul Burns is president and founder of Simplexity Communications, a consultancy company dedicated to providing Software Defined Radio training and development support. He is author of the book Software Defined Radio (SDR) for 3G and has presented SDR papers and tutorials at communications conferences in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia. Most recently, Paul presented an SDR seminar at the inaugural Design and Developers Forum at Globecom 2003 in San Francisco. He is a member of the IEEE and the technical organizational committee for forth-coming Globecom Design and Developers Forums. Prior to forming Simplexity Communications, Paul gained 16 years of industry experience with a range of international companies; most importantly he spent 3 years leading the development of SpectruCell, a software-defined cellular mobile base transceiver station (BTS) capable of implementing multiple 2G and 3G air-interfaces. Paul's team completed the world's first dual air-interface GSM and IS95B software defined BTS in 2001.

Paul Burns received his B.E. from The University of South Australia in 1986.


Course: ROO-492 Duration: 4 Days FEE: $1,795 CEUs: 2.88

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Last modified November 11, 2011.