Wireless Innovation Forum 67th General Meeting
    Hosted by Motorola
    13-16 September 2010
    Schaumburg, Illinois

    TVWS Workshop:
    “Going to Market with TV Band Devices: Long Term Promises, Near Term Actions”

    Draft Agenda:

    8:30 to 8:40 Welcome Address
    Bruce Oberlies, Sr. Director of Advanced Technology and Strategy, Motorola and Chair of the Wireless Innovation Forum

     

    Morning Keynote Addresses: “Where we are today – Productization and Issues”

    8:40 to 9:10 Victor Bahl, Principal Researcher & Manager, Networking Research Group, Microsoft
                            Research

    9:10 to 9:40 Bruce Franca, VP, Policy and Technology, MSTV

    9:40 to 10:00 Break

    10:00 to 10:30 Tom Moder, Director of Point to MultiPoint Product Management, Motorola -
                                Wireless Network Solutions

    10:30 to 11:00 Ilkka Niva, Director, Corporate Development Office, Nokia

    11:00 to 12:00 Morning Roundtable Discussion: "What are the priority 'go to market' hurdles for TV Band Devices"

                  Moderated by John Chapin, MIT and TV Band Service LLC

    Participants include:

    Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research

    Bruce Franca, MSTV

    Tom Moder, Motorola

    Ilkka Niva, Nokia


    12:00 to 1:00 Lunch

    1:00 to 3:15 Afternoon Sessions: Looking to Tomorrow

    Track 1: “Going Beyond the Current Spectrum Sensing and Geolocation Database Requirements”
    The current view of many of the Forum’s members is that while the sensing and database specifications under development may be adequate for addressing the immediate needs of a potential TVBD market, they are insufficient for addressing the long term needs of the industry or acting as a launching point for more general dynamic spectrum access as outlined in the FCC’s Broadband Plan and President Obama’s executive memorandum. This session will look beyond the current (and potentially revised) sensing and database regulations and technical developments to identify what regulators, manufacturers and end users want to see in the database in the long term, including real-time and historical sensing data, and to establish a basis for the Forum in providing guidance on database structures, content, standardized formats and functionalities that support the flexibility necessary to accommodate current and future cognitive radio spectrum applications, such as mobility, spectrum trading, integrated heterogeneous network management and coexistence, and services.

    Participants include:

    James Neel, Cognitive Radio Technologies (Session Chair)

    Mark Gibson, COMSEARCH

    Neil Keon, WSdb

    Peter Stanforth, Spectrum Bridge

    Jesse Caulfield, Key Bridge Global, LLC

    Track 2: “What is Required for Test and Certification”
    To minimize interference to protected users, TVBD’s will incorporate spectrum sensing capability.  How this capability is implemented is likely to vary by both vendor and application.  One challenge then is to develop test methodologies for quantifying sensing performance; methodologies which can be applied without regard to implementation.  Factors that need to be considered in developing these methodologies include: the spectral environment, receiver implementations, sensing algorithms, and device test interfaces.  The use of a database to control device operation also introduces new test requirements.   For example, test methodologies are required to verify that a radio is reacting properly to information received from the database.  Also introduced is the need for test databases, or test interfaces to the “real” databases which allow the device to be tested under a variety of test scenarios to ensure proper operation.  Finally this session will look at existing test solutions with the goal of identifying test-solution gaps which, if not addressed, could potentially delay the deployment of TVBD’s.

    Participants include:

    Neal Mellen, TDK (Session Chair)

    Amy Corman, Datasoft

    Bruce Franca, MSTV

    Edgar Reihl, Shure

    3:15 to 3:30 Break

    3:30 to 5:00 Afternoon Panel Session: “Defining an action plan: what can we do to make the business cases succeed”

    This panel will include outbriefs from the afternoon breakout sessions, and will explore outputs from the workshop and additional actions that can form the foundation to other organizations and for future proceedings such as the FCC NPRM on the Opportunitstic Use of Spectrum.  

                  Moderated by Bruce Oberlies, Chair of the Wireless Innovation Forum

    Participants include:

         John Chapin, MIT and TV Band Service LLC   

         Michael Calabrese, New America Foundation

         Neel Mellen, TDK

         James Neel, Cognitive Radio Technologies

        


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