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"A Vision for the Evolving Local Wideband Wireless Networks"

Professor Kaveh Pahlavan
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng.

National Research Council, Ottawa, October 3, 1997

Abstract: This talk provides an overview of the evolution, the future direction, and the visions of the wideband local wireless communications products and services. After an introduction on how the wireless industry evolved, existing products, standards, and frequency administration policies are presented. The IEEE 802.11, ETSI's HIPERLAN, and Wireless ATM technologies are examined. The WINForum and U-NII activities in the US and variety of projects under the ACTS in EC as well as activities in Japan are discussed. Finally directions of research in performance benchmarking, tools for deployment of wideband local services, and integration with other services are addressed.

Speaker's Biography: Kaveh Pahlavan, is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the director of the Center for Wireless Information Network Studies at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass., USA. From 1993 to 1996 he was the Westin Hadden Professor of the ECE. His basic research in the past has been focused on indoor and micro-cellular radio propagation modeling and analysis of the multiple access and transmission methods for wideband local wireless data networks. His previous research background is on modulation, coding and adaptive signal processing for digital communication over voice-band and fading multipath radio channels. He has contributed to numerous technical papers, has presented many tutorials and short courses in various countries and has been a consultant to many industries including SierraCom, Honeywell, DEC, Mercurry Computer, BBN, GTE Laboratories, Steinbrecher Corp., and WINDATA Inc. Before joining WPI, he was the director of advanced development at Infinite Inc., Andover, Mass. working on voice band data communications. He started his career as an assistant Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Wireless Information Networks. He was the program chairman and organizer of the first and the second IEEE Wireless LAN Workshop, Worcester, MA, 1991 and 1996; and the organizer and the technical program chairman of the third and the ninth IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, Boston, MA, 1992 and 1998. In 1996 he was elected as a fellow of the IEEE for his contributions in Wireless Information Networks.

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