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IA joint VTS AESS & IEE meeting

Jack Winters VTS presentation

Fourth Generation Wireless Systems

Jack Winters, consultant, formerly AT&T, New Jersey

Tuesday 6th May 2003, 7.30 pm

The Crowsnest, Naval Officer's Mess, 78 Lisgar St

Reservations appreciated - Hugh Reekie - 728-5343 or

In this talk we discuss the evolution to high-speed data mobile wireless systems, with data rates in excess of 10 Mbps. We describe the extension of wireless local area networks using 802.11b and 802.11a, and cellular systems (WCDMA), to provide high-speed ubiquitous access. Smart antennas are then described and shown as a key technology to provide the needed enhancements of range extension, interference suppression, and capacity increase.

Dr. Jack H. Winters received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1981 and was then with AT&T in the research area for more than 20 years. At AT&T, he was Division Manager of the Wireless Systems Research Division of AT&T Labs-Research. Currently, he is consulting for several wireless and optical communication companies. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for both the IEEE Communications and the Vehicular Technology Societies, Area Editor for Transmission Systems for the IEEE Transactions on Communications, and New Jersey Inventor of the Year for 2001. His research interests include signal processing techniques, such as smart antennas, for increasing the capacity and performance of wireless local area networks and cellular systems.

Second Wednesday of every month -- an informal lunch at the Royal Oak Kanata, near Home Hardware, just S of the rail crossing on Eagleson. Set up by Colin Billowes and Hugh Reekie, the group has been meeting monthly since early 1998 - changed from first Wednesday to second Wenesday, as of Dec 2002.
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