Is your organization planning to deploy Wi-Fi? Are you going to permit or use BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)? What are the trends for the future in Wi-Fi? What about other short range wireless technologies like Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, and Near Field Communications? This course covers technical details of short range wireless technologies with an emphasis on Wi-Fi: How it works, how to understand all the different types, and the short range wireless technologies that will come to the commercial market in the next 5 years.
The objective of this course is to sharpen the skills and knowledge base of defense and aerospace personnel and managers of the current state of wireless technologies, protocols and systems and to identify the challenges that face next-generation wireless planners. R&D personnel will learn the latest in trends for short range commercial wireless systems and potential issues in security and interference. This two-day course is taught by an industry expert who actively participates in Wi-Fi standards and commercial product development, but who also has an extensive background in military systems and academic research.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Those individuals who are involved in the planning, decision making and procurement of current and next-generation short range mobile wireless systems and networks are encouraged to attend.
The Wi-Fi World
- The History of Wi-Fi – how we got here
- The IEEE process: 802.11 and standards
- The Wi-Fi Alliance: Branding, Promotion, Interoperability, and Certification
- Introduction to Wireless LAN
- The OSI Model
- Network toplogies
- What is WLAN?
- Some history
- Current and Next-Generation IEEE 802.11 Wireless
- An Overview and Comparison of 802.11a through 11ah
- The Physical Layers of 802.11: from 900MHz to 60GHz
- The MAC and LLC Sub-Layers
- Wi-Fi Security: History and current status
- IEEE 802.11 Mobility and Ad Hoc Networking
- Wireless LAN Best Practices
- Network Topology
- Cloud-based management
- User issues
- What questions to ask?
- IT Managers to Vendors
- Users to IT Managers
- Future Trends
- Hotspot 2.0 – roaming across Wi-Fi networks globally
- Wi-Fi Displays: Miracast
- Wireless peripherals and docking
- White Spaces – spectrum sharing of TV bands and beyond
- Current and Next-Generation Wireless PAN
- Bluetooth: Where is it and where is it going?
- Bluetooth Classic – Can you use it?
- Bluetooth Low Energy – The emerging standard for wireless sensors
- What happened to UWB?
- Other wireless PAN technologies
- Near Field Communications
- What is NFC?
- Usage models for RFID, NFC, and other “contactless” technologies
- What is it going to be used for?
- Deployment risks and opportunities
- Concluding Remarks
COURSE COORDINATOR AND LECTURER
Dr. Jim Lansford is a Standards Architect at Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR), responsible for Wi-Fi standards and strategy. Prior to CSR, he was Chief Technical Officer of Alereon, an ultrawideband radio company. He has over 30 years of experience in communications system analysis and design as well as digital signal processing. He is engaged in a variety of activities both inside CSR and in the wireless industry, and is active in CSR’s strategic technology development for future Wi-Fi chipsets. He is heavily involved in a number of standards, trade group and regulatory activities; in addition to several leadership positions within the WiMedia Alliance, he was formerly the co-chair of 802.15.3a (high speed UWB) as well as former chair of 802.19 (Wireless Coexistence Technical Advisory Group) within IEEE 802, and was also a significant contributor to 802.15.2 and 802.11g. He is also involved in business development activities with strategic partners and key customers. Prior to Alereon, Dr. Lansford was VP Business Development and CTO of Mobilian Corporation, where he promoted Mobilian's multi-standard "True Connectivity" technology. Prior to Mobilian, Dr. Lansford was a Wireless System Architect with Intel Corporation; he was involved in several wireless initiatives and the Co-Chairman of the Technical Committee for the HomeRF Industry Working Group, a wireless technology industry consortium.
Dr. Lansford has a number of issued patents and applications, and has published numerous papers on a wide variety of topics from coexistence to RFIC design to signal processing to cognitive radio.
In addition to his experience with government labs, large companies and three startups, Dr. Lansford has served on the teaching and/or research faculty of Georgia Tech, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Oklahoma State University. He has also served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Lansford is an ABET Program Evaluator, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and has a Wireless Communications Engineering Technology (WCET) certification.