Wireless Innovation Forum Committees and Projects

    Committee Projects



    Steering Group

    Chair: Eric Nicollet (Thales Communications
    Chair: Ken Dingman (Harris)

    Voting Members:
    Claudio Armani, (SELEX ES)
    Yusuke Kanahashi (Hitachi Kokusai)
    Boyd Buchin (Rohde and Schwarz)

    Lino Lagana (a4ESSOR)
    Jimmie Marks (Raytheon)
    Sarah Miller (Rockwell Collins)
    Alberto Quintana, (Indra Sistemas)

    The Steering Group will continue to work with the Advisory Council to collaborate under the "Model for Coordination of International SCA Standards". This model was developed for stakeholders (manufacturers, vendors, governments) of the international SCA-based ecosystem who seek increased harmonization among SCA-based international standards. The model provides a baseline for Coordination of International SCA Standards around the WInnF CC SCA and Advisory Council and that organizes the first meetings that comply with the defined model. Under this model, the group will develop a proposal for completing the "Preparatory Work for Elaboration of Coordinated International SCA Standards Roadmaps"   

    International Tactical Radio Special Interest Group

    Chair: David Renaudeau (Thales Communications).

    This group is preparing an update to the "Business Models for New Entrants in the SDR Tactical Radio Market" report, originally released in 2013. This updated report will review changes in existing programs, and add new programs that have emerged. The report will also provide additional examples and testamonials on business models, and include a market report on the different suppliers of waveform engineering, tools and testing solutions for this market segment. The report may also extend into other adjacent market segments, including airborne and ground to air capabilities, as well as tactical data links.

    Project Start: February 2014
    Expected Completion: October 2015

    SCA Implementers Work Group

    Chair: Alberto Quintana, (Indra Sistemas)

    This group will continue work on a project entitled "State of the Art of Waveform Application Portability". This project is for Waveform developers, radio platform manufacturers and radio system integrators who need to reduce the cost, effort and time needed to perform the porting of waveforms among different processing architectures (i.e: DSP, FPGA, GPP). The "State of the art review of waveform application portability (2012)” will be a report that will identify the latest developments and trends in the field of waveform portability in SCA based standards and will provide a common understanding of the main challenges involved in application portability using SCA based architectures. Unlike other existing documents which are based on a specific architecture support and offer a limited view of the portability problem without taking into account the overall needs of the waveform development (i.e. architecture-centric approach), this report will provide a consolidated view of the waveform portability problem in SCA based architectures and will set the common ground needed to provide an updated set of recommendations for developing waveforms independently of the underlying architectural framework, resulting in an easily portable source code.

    Project Start: June 2012
    Expected Completion: October 2015



    SCA Test and Certification Work Group (SCA T&C)
    Acting Chair: James Ezick (Reservoir Labs)

    This group will continue work on a new document entitled "SCA Test Lab". This project is being undertaken for those interested in understanding the finer details of establishing an SCA Test Lab, including understanding it’s business market posture, it’s unique and finicky customers, and the test processes that are contained in a Test Lab specializing in testing SCA based SDRs in order to evaluate whether they should establish their own SCA test lab or contract their test requirements to a third party. The project will deliver a report that provides through thorough analysis detailed information for establishing an SCA Test Lab by:

    • Establishing verification and validation test procedures for testing SCA requirements
    • Establishing and understanding test protocols as it pertains to testing SDRs
    • Establishing and understanding requirements of a Test Lab
    • Addressing the business case as it pertains to the costs, funding, development, and plausible customers of the Test Lab

    Project Start: June 2012
    Expected Completion: October 2015

    Transceiver System Interface Work Group (TSI-WG)

    Chair: Eric Nicollet (Thales Communications).
    Vice Chair: David Hagood (Aeroflex)

    The TSI-TG will begin work a new project developing the  "Transceiver Next" specification. This project is being undertaken forthe international community of SDRproducts developer who are seeking an openly available, free to access and free to use internationally elaborated standard API for portable SDR Applications and multi-application Transceivers. The project will produce an updated release of WINNF Transceiver Facility originally published in 2009, and will improve the content based on years of implementation experience. The project will also expand the addressed applications to extend the applicability of the standard to include test and measurement, dynamic spectrum allocation, and sensing.

    Project Start: February 2015
    Expected Completion: September 2015

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