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Wednesday, April 01

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W19
  • Wednesday, April 01, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Exposure to RF signals is a fact of life for radio technicians. This class will inform you about the current and proposed laws related to RF exposure safety, how to prevent and minimize RF exposure to yourself and the general public, how to do RF exposure testing and how to...
Speaker
Mark Pallans

General Manager
Pallans Associates, Communications Consultants


Wednesday, April 01

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W29
  • Wednesday, April 01, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Clear line-of-sight is critical for long distance microwave point-to-point link performance. Even if the path to a remote site is visually clear, the radio line-of-sight may be affected by objects in the Fresnel zone, which is an elliptical area immediately surrounding the visual link path. This presentation describes how a...
Speaker
Tom Brinkoetter

Consultant
RadioSiteTest


Wednesday, April 01

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W39
  • Wednesday, April 01, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Ten years ago, analyzing an antenna mount was virtually unheard of. We have come a long way since then, and not many architecture and engineering firms find that the majority of their work consists of analyzing antenna mounts. Take a walk through the reasons why we analyze mounts and discuss...
Speaker
Luke Ferguson PE

Applications Engineering Manager
Valmont Site Pro 1


Wednesday, April 01

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  W49
  • Wednesday, April 01, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
5G is the next generation cellular network technology.  People and advocacy groups are concerned about the radiofrequency radiation exposure of this new technology.  Concern isn't new; however, it is once again becoming more prominent.  Utilities are sharing space on their poles. And public safety professionals need to know what to...
Speakers
Miranda Allen

CEO
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)

Brenda Myers

Chief Customer Officer
Radiofrequency Safety International (RSI)


Thursday, April 02

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH19
  • Thursday, April 02, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Over the last few years, there has been an extraordinary effort to equip officers with body worn cameras. Yet, for every body-worn camera, there are often 20 CCTV cameras capturing the same scene. Agencies struggle with correctly processing these systems in a standards compliant / scientific manor. Based on his...
Speaker
Jim Hoerricks PhD

Managing Partner
Apex Partners Ltd.


Thursday, April 02

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH29
  • Thursday, April 02, 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Explore two overlapping areas involving 5G and smart cities. The first is to imagine the possibilities of 5G applications and smart cities. What will it be liking “living on the edge” in a smart city? How will these networks benefit cities and their constituents? A few areas to note would be...
Speaker
Patrick McNerney

COO
3D Design & Engineering


Thursday, April 02

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH39
  • Thursday, April 02, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
The growth of wireless deployment and bandwidth demand means more fiber backbones will be needed. We will review how fiber works, the key components in the backbone and basic fiber testing needs. This is a good primer for anyone working with wireless technology but new to fiber optics.
Speaker
Lee Kellett

General Manager
Light Brigade


Thursday, April 02

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  TH49
  • Thursday, April 02, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Data-capture is the core value in sUAS (drones). In this session look at post-flight analysis software, workflow, and interpretation of data. Briefly examine the setup of sensors for best data capture, while diving deeply into the use of software to provide actionable data post-flight. This session is valuable to anyone...
Speaker
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Founder & Primary Instructor
Sundance Media Group, LLC


Friday, April 03

8:15 AM - 9:30 AM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F19
  • Friday, April 03, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Emerging Terabit Optical Wireless (TOW) technology allows new spectral bands with a bandwidth exceeding 540 THz to exceed the data carrying capacity of existing cellular and WiFi technologies due to a significantly larger spectrum. This session examines the current mobile capacity of the RF spectrum in respect to 5G small...
Speaker
JB Groves FOI

Instructor of Computer Science
Wharton County Junior College


Friday, April 03

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F29
  • Friday, April 03, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
There is a rapidly growing demand for commercial, residential, indoor outdoor and everywhere seamless wireless/Wi-Fi availability. DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) and Fiber to DAS are providing a potential solution as driving forces behind this demand are new markets and strategic importance for government, such as smart cities, smart buildings, connected...
Speakers
David Diaz

Founder
Innov8 Technologies

Frank Ghassemi

Chief Instructor
Golden Eagle Academy


Friday, April 03

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room:   S226
  • Session Number:  F39
  • Friday, April 03, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Monitoring, managing, and maintaining radio communication is paramount to public safety preparedness. The real issue lies with malfunctioning communication equipment and the historical fix it when it fails approach to radio maintenance. Even new communication systems are susceptible to failure due to poorly maintained radios. Most often, these problems remain...
Speaker
Eileen Cole

Marketing Manager
LocusUSA