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10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  W09
  • Wednesday, March 07, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Examine UAVs of yesterday, today and tomorrow with reference to lidar, RF spectrum analyzers, Artificial Intelligence and photo-recognition software.
Speaker
Phil Larsen

Global Director of Sales and Operations
ABJ Drones


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  W19
  • Wednesday, March 07, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Radar technology has direct links to modern microwave communication systems.  In this short course, the historical and technological development of microwave radar systems will be examined. Topics addressed will include: radar operational theory; microwave frequency concerns (band allocation, wave lengths, range and bearing determination); radar block diagram (signal flows, module...
Speaker
Bill Bailey PhD

Adjunct Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University World Wide Campus


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  W29
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
IoT devices and products are evolving to interface at very high speeds to the Internet. Billions of these devices will be connected by high speed fiber and wireless technologies. This session explores the interface connection of IEEE 802.11 (WiGig) emerging IoT products and devices to a Fiber Within The Home (FWTH)...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College


4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  W39
  • Wednesday, March 07, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
More data, more users, more interference and more piece in the puzzle! The role of radio boosters is increasing through the radio bands, along with Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Small Cells.  All can be considered radio boosters, and all contribute to the overall level of RF we live with. Cellular...
Speaker
Merle Taylor GCT2, RFIM

National Training Manager
Wilson Electronics


10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  TH09
  • Thursday, March 08, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Measurements of RF transmission line upon to arrival at the job site and duirng installation can support improvements in construction practices, resulting in lower site cost and improved base station performance.  The presentation will talk about how to make measurements of RF transmission line as spools upon arrival at a...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
Anritsu Company


11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  TH19
  • Thursday, March 08, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
A lot has been said about the use of microwave in general vs. fiber cables for large data backhaul. Each, has their place and this seminar (presentation) will focus on the use of microwave radio, and the differences between conventional microwave as we know it and higher frequency millimeter microwave. ...
Speaker
Tom Dover

President
Dover Telecommunication Services, Inc.


2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  TH29
  • Thursday, March 08, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Explore how network connectivity as we know it is evolving through LiFi (Light Fidelity) technology and products. The current spectrum has to accommodate more and more users. The sheer number of connected devices are forecasted increase to 20 billion IoT devices by the year 2020. Future network growth is reliant...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  TH39
  • Thursday, March 08, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
When we think of 5G we think of advances in speeds and applications for the UE, virtual reality, smart meters, and self-driving cars. But what about the design and construction of infrastructure? Advances in technology not only benefit the end user, but also those who work inside the industry. New...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering


8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  F09
  • Friday, March 09, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Take an in-depth look at how Fire and Search & Rescue Personnel can incorporate UAV into their workflow. Examine successful implementations of UAV use for government infrastructure and public safety, such as finding lost hikers, locating a lost senior citizen or tracking a fugitive. Get an overview of cost and...
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC


9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   N320A
  • Session Number:  F19
  • Friday, March 09, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Review of the most important aspects of microwave antenna installation and alignment. All aspects of microwave antennas are covered including selecting, installing, aligning, optimizing and troubleshooting microwave antennas and antenna systems.
Speaker
Andy Singer

President
Singer Executive Development