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Dallas Chapter
 
13 MAR 2003 Meeting
 
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When: Thursday 13 MAR 2003
Lunch: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Talk: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Raytheon Company      <== NOTE:  For building access, Foreign Nationals must complete visitor form.
1200 S. Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX 75024

Topic: 802.16 Standard -- Broadband Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN)
Speaker: Rober B. Marks
NIST
IEEE Distinguished Speaker
Abstract: While the world's data transmission capacities are growing at an enormous rate, relatively few users have broadband access to them. Wired solutions, including fiber, cable modems, and digital subscriber lines, have limitations that prevent ubiquitous deployment. Broadband wireless access (BWA) is an alternative that offers quick build-out at a low cost. A key issue for the success of these systems is global standardization. Within the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access, with hundreds of participants worldwide, has completed the WirelessMAN air interface standard for fixed wireless metropolitan area networks operating from 2-66 GHz. With this work completed, 802.16 has been chartered to extend its standard to address mobile terminals as well. This talk provides an overview of the 802.16 technology, which is based on a QoS-oriented point-to-multipoint medium access control layer with an optional mesh topology and both single-carrier and OFDM physical layers.
Bio: Roger B. Marks (r.b.marks@ieee.org) is with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA. In 1998, he initiated the effort that led to the IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access, chairing it since inception and serving as Technical Editor of IEEE Standards 802.16 and 802.16.2. He also serves actively on the IEEE 802 Executive Committee. Marks received his A.B. in Physics in 1980 from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1988 from Yale University. Author of over 80 publications, his awards include the 2003 Individual Governmental Vision Award from the Wireless Communications Association and a 1995 IEEE Technical Field Award. He developed the IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference and chaired it from 1996 through 1999. A Fellow of the IEEE, he has served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer since 1999.
Directions: From Points West of Garland
  • Take I-635 East past I-75 to Miller Road (exit 15), about 4 miles East of I-75 interchange.
  • Exit Miller Road, the ramp curves so you turn right onto Miller (east).
  • Proceed east to Jupiter Road, the third stop light.
  • Turn left (north) and drive past the large south parking lot of Raytheon. Turn in by the main entrance, which is near the two large flagpoles.
  • Walk to the Lobby, which is in a small one-story building with the sawtooth roof.
  • (There is also visitor parking farther north from the entrance.)
From Points South and East of Garland
  • Take I-635 West and exit at Jupiter Road (exit 13), and turn right onto Jupiter Road (north).
  • Proceed north on Jupiter Road past Miller Road.
  • Drive past the large south parking lot of Raytheon. Turn in by the main entrance, which is near the two large flagpoles.
  • Walk to the Lobby, which is in a small one-story building with the sawtooth roof.
  (See map.)
Cost: Technical Presentation:  FREE to both IEEE CS Members and the general public.
Lunch:  Student Members - $7.00;  All Others - $10.00.  Please reserve lunch by 10 MAR by contacting Ron Carlson at 972-562-3393 (Rcarlson1@aol.com") .

 


 

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