Wireless Innovations in Communications Initiative
†† IRAC Ad Hoc Group 215
† September 26, 2000
1.† Introductions by Chair/††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 1:30-1:40
†††† Presentation Guidelines
2.† Presentation by Lumenix††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 1:40-2:10
†††† Lumenix will give a responsive presentation to requirements that were outlined by the
†††† Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Federal Highway Administration
3. Presentation by National ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 2:10-2:30
†† Roadside Assistance Association
†††† The National Roadside Assistance Association will give a presentation on wireless *811
†††† communications† for timely non-emergency response outside the 911 or E911 venue.††††††††††† ††††††††††† †††††††††††
4. Presentation by NASA††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 2:30-3:00
†††† NASA will give a presentation on† the Earth Alert Personal Warning system, which is used to
†††† gather and distribute warning information.
5. Presentation by QUALCOMM††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 3:00-3:30
QUALCOMM will give a presentation on† its Ku-band, two-way messaging and†††††† position tracking satellite system known as OmniTRACS
6. Presentation by Vanu††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 3:30-4:00
Vanu will give a presentation on software defined radio.
7. Wrap-up by Chair†††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† 4:00
WICI, an initiative of the Commerce Departmentís National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is designed to provide a venue for the federal government to promote innovative thinking in the development and utilization of new communications technologies. Specific goals of the WICI are to identify new wireless technologies and new spectrum management approaches that will enable federal users to satisfy their communications needs more effectively and efficiently, and to encourage private sector innovation and greater public/private cooperation. The WICI Committee, established as an ad hoc committee of the Interdepartment Radio Advisory Committee, is composed of senior experts from various federal government agencies.