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Why you should attend


  • Review key SDR events of the past decade leading to the current state
  • Compare key SDR standards and initiatives
  • Analyse market and technology drivers and impediments
  • Study Cognitive radio technology and directions
  • Participate in discussions of SDR market and technology trends with industry and government participants

Where does the event take place?

This Workshop will take place in London, UK

 

What is this event about?

 

Software radio has been a highly publicized and visible technology for the past decade. However, the genesis of software radio began well before the raft of large, highly visible software radio initiative such as the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programme. As with any new technology, the technology maturity, growth, adoption, business climate and market drivers of software radio have all been factors that have led to the current state. New factors such as more emphasis on commercial investment on the part of radio suppliers, less government funded development and new technologies such as cognitive radio, are shaping the direction of the software radio landscape.
This workshop will provide a forum for exploring the history, current state and future of software radio across a range of technology, market and organizational issues. Attendees are encouraged to actively participate in the discussion of the topics and share their perspective and experience with the group.

 Who is leading this event?

Dr Vince Kovarik, Chief Technical Officer for Software Defined Radio (SDR), PrismTech  

 

Dr Vince Kovarik is currently the Chief Technical Officer for Software Defined Radio (SDR) at PrismTech. Vince has over thirty years of experience in systems and software architecture, design, programming and technical management of both commercial and government projects. The past twelve years have been focused in the software radio domain.
Vince has in-depth experience with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and was one of the members of the Modular Software Radio Consortium (MSRC), which developed the first SCA specification. He was the product Manager for the first commercially available implementation of the SCA, contributing author of a book on Cognitive Radio and has a number papers and presentations at technical conferences.
Vince has been a member of the Wireless Innovation Forum (previously
SDR Forum) for the past decade and is currently the chair of the SDR Technical Committee

About the organisation


PrismTech is a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware.  Our products enable our OEM, Systems Integrator, and End User customers to build and optimize high-performance systems primarily for Mil/Aero, Communications, Industrial, and Financial Markets 

 Who should attend this event?

 

  • Associate Professor
  • CERDEC S&TCD SEAMS Directorate
  • Chief of the C4I Section
  • Chief Researcher
  • Chief Scientist
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Chief, Command and Communications Systems Directorate
  • Commander
  • Deputy JPEO, JTRS
  • Director, Tactical Radio Programs
  • ESSOR Programme Manager
  • FAB-T Chief Engineer
  • Head of Research and Development and Senior Technologist
  • Head of Research and Development Division, Army Signal School
  • Head, RF Operating Environments
  • Interoperability Division Combined Interoperability Programme Manager
  • Lead, Military Radio Systems
  • Naval C4I Programs
  • Principal Scientist
  • Program Manager, Advanced Technology Office
  • Reader in Microwave Engineering
  • Scientist
  • SDR Research Scientist
  • Senior Director
  • Software Defined Radio Principal Officer
  • Software Researcher
  • Staff Officer, Telecommunications Branch, Joint Forces Development
  • System Design Engineer
  • Technical Director
  • UK JTRS Acquisition Focal Point, ICE-PMIC Identification & Communication Equipment IPT
  • Vice President for the Research Enterprise
  • Vice President of Government Programs 

Workshop programme

13:30 Registration & Coffee

14:00 Introductions and Workshop overview

14:15 A Brief History of Software Defined Radio

14:45 The modern SDR environment

15:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking

16:00 The future of Software Defined Radio

16:45 Interactive Open Discussion Session

17:30 Close of Workshop

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