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Join the Spectrum Conversations at ISART 2018

June 27, 2018 by NTIA

Leading spectrum policy experts in government and industry are among the speakers for the 17th International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) to take place July 24-26 in Boulder Colorado.

This year’s symposium will examine propagation challenges for ultra-dense wireless systems. Plenary talks and panel discussions will focus on the urgent need for accurate, reliable, validated, and trusted propagation models that can be used to predict signal strength across a wide variety of rapidly changing environments and conditions. Being able to accurately predict radiofrequency propagation is key to building and supporting the ultra-dense network environments of the future.

Leading the conversation as keynote speakers will be David Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and Heidi King, National Highway Traffic Safety Deputy Administrator. Google executive Preston Marshall will participate in a “roadside chat” moderated by Mark Gibson of CommScope on what could lie beyond next-generation wireless if technology, policy, and economics can be aligned. Other plenary speakers include:

  • Scott Townley, the Verizon Wireless Fellow in charge of network strategy—discussing network densification and how it will impact commercial operators.
  • Paul Tilghman, a DARPA program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office—speaking about the challenges of propagation modeling in the RF coliseum.
  • Pierre de Vries, Silicon Flatirons Executive Fellow for Spectrum Policy Institute— discussing how propagation uncertainty creates interference risk.
  • Tom Schwengler, Chief Wireless Architect for CenturyLink—providing an overview of link budget uncertainty in ultra-dense networks.
  • Howard McDonald, Defense Spectrum Organization—talking about DoD spectrum challenges.
  • Jean-Aicard Fabian, NTIA/ITS—providing an overview of the 5G channel models in 3GPP.

ISART’s single-track format facilitates an informal and highly interactive atmosphere. Attendees with expertise and backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, economics, and policy who are working in industry, government, and academia will be able to bounce around ideas and brainstorm innovative solutions to shared challenges.

For more information, see the full agenda and descriptions of the panels on the ISART website. A limited number of rooms are being held at the federal government per diem rate of $153 per night for ISART registrants at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado. So, register soon!

We hope you join us again this year in Broomfield/Boulder, Colorado for ISART 2018!