"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
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.
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
Center for Wireless Information
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