NEWSDR 2014

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The 2014 New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR’14) is the fourth installment of an annual series of workshops organized by the Boston SDR User Group (SDR-Boston). The first NEWSDR event was held on Saturday 1 October 2011 at Boston University, the second NEWSDR event was held at Northeastern University on Friday 11 May 2012, and the third NEWSDR event was held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Friday 17 May 2013. The goal of these workshops was to provide a forum through which individuals working on SDR-related projects in the greater Boston area can get together in order to collaborate and introduce SDR concepts to those interested in furthering their knowledge of SDR capabilities and available resources.

Following on the success of these workshops, this year’s NEWSDR event offers a chance for presenting further developments in SDR and Cognitive Radio research by individuals in the greater Boston area. In addition to providing an opportunity for researchers in the greater Boston area to network and interact on issues relating to SDR and Cognitive Radios, the event will include:

  • Keynote and invited talks on the latest in SDR
  • Technical oral and poster presentations
  • Technology demonstrations
  • Parking / breakfast / coffee / lunch included with free advanced registration

Download the Call for Participation (PDF, 305 KB) for additional details.

When:
Friday 6 June 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where:

Photonics Center, 9th Floor
Boston University
8 St Marys Street
Boston, MA 02215


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Tentative Schedule:

9:00AM-9:15AM Welcome and Introduction
9:15AM-10:00AM Invited Presentation:
SDR Sentimental Journey – 20 Years and Still in the Making
Dr. Zoran Zvonar, MediaTek Wireless Inc.
10:00AM-10:30AM Coffee/Networking Break/Poster Presentations:
Next Generation Satellite Communications: Automated Doppler Shift Compensation of PSK-31 via Software-defined Radio
Christopher Anderson, Matthew Lanoue, Jennie Wood, United States Naval Academy

Reconfigurable MAC protocol for GEO Satellite Mobile Communication Systems using Software-Defined Radio
Paulo Victor Ferreira, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Spectrally Agile, Affordable, Commercially Derived Network Communication Research Platform
Steven Taylor, William Watson, Raytheon BBN Technologies

Detection and defense of reactive jamming attacks against wireless tactical ad hoc systems
Aleksi Marttinen, Riku Jantti, Aalto University
Alexander M. Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

PHY and Link Layer SDR Implementation Using MATLAB®
Benjamin Drozdenko, Jingzhi Yu, Kaushik Chowdhury, Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University

Mapping the Spectrum Consumption Model Modeling Language (SCMML) to the Web Ontology Language (OWL) for Automatic Inference
Suresh Durga, Yanji Chen, Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University

Tracking Airplanes Using RTL-SDR Radio with MATLAB
Ethem Sozer, Mike Donovan, Debanjana Mukherjee, Mike McLernon, MathWorks

Emulated RF Environment Using Software Defined Radios
Billy Zhong, Collin Hockey, Ryan Moniz, Patrick M. Howard, Chris Niessen, The MITRE Corporation

Data Mining–Informed Cognitive Radio Networks
Sven Bilén, Khashayar Kotobi, Conrad Tucker, Penn State

10:30AM-11:15AM Invited Presentation:
The GNU Radio Ecosystem
Dr. Thomas Rondeau, Rondeau Research, LLC
11:15AM-12:00PM Technical Presentations:
CRASH: Cognitive Radio Accelerated with Software and Hardware
Jonathon Pendlum, Miriam Leeser, Frank Bruno, Northeastern University

Interfacing Hardware and Software in a Software Defined Radio System
Raquel Guerreiro Machado, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Robin Getz, Analog Devices

12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM-2:00PM Keynote Presentation:
Challenges and Opportunities in SDR for Spectrum Sharing
Professor Jeffrey Reed, Virginia Tech
2:00PM-2:45PM Coffee/Networking Break/Poster Presentations:
Next Generation Satellite Communications: Automated Doppler Shift Compensation of PSK-31 via Software-defined Radio
Christopher Anderson, Matthew Lanoue, Jennie Wood, United States Naval Academy

Reconfigurable MAC protocol for GEO Satellite Mobile Communication Systems using Software-Defined Radio
Paulo Victor Ferreira, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Spectrally Agile, Affordable, Commercially Derived Network Communication Research Platform
Steven Taylor, William Watson, Raytheon BBN Technologies

Detection and defense of reactive jamming attacks against wireless tactical ad hoc systems
Aleksi Marttinen, Riku Jantti, Aalto University
Alexander M. Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

PHY and Link Layer SDR Implementation Using MATLAB®
Benjamin Drozdenko, Jingzhi Yu, Kaushik Chowdhury, Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University

Mapping the Spectrum Consumption Model Modeling Language (SCMML) to the Web Ontology Language (OWL) for Automatic Inference
Suresh Durga, Yanji Chen, Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University

Tracking Airplanes Using RTL-SDR Radio with MATLAB
Ethem Sozer, Mike Donovan, Debanjana Mukherjee, Mike McLernon, MathWorks

Emulated RF Environment Using Software Defined Radios
Billy Zhong, Collin Hockey, Ryan Moniz, Patrick M. Howard, Chris Niessen, The MITRE Corporation

Data Mining–Informed Cognitive Radio Networks
Sven Bilén, Khashayar Kotobi, Conrad Tucker, Penn State

2:45PM-3:30PM Technical Presentation:

Multi-Node Software Defined Radio Test-Bed
Travis Collins, Alexander Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Reverse Polarity Optical OFDM for Visible Light Communications
Hany Elgala, Michael Rahaim, Boston University

3:30PM-5:00PM Industry Panel Session:
Plumbing and Pipefitting for Software Defined Radio Applications
Mr. Robin Getz, Analog Devices, Inc.

Model Based Design for Wireless Prototyping
Dr. Don Orofino, MathWorksPlatform Approach to Design of Next Generation Wireless Systems
Mr. Erik Luther, National Instruments

The Softer Side of SDR
Dr. Yuan Lin, MediaTek Wireless, Inc.

5:00PM-5:10PM Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Click here for presentation abstracts and presenter biographies.

Important Dates:

Presentation/Poster/Demo Abstracts Due: 30 April 2014 (FIRM)

Notification: 15 May 2014

Event: 6 June 2014

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Parking Information:

Parking accommodations for NEWSDR 2014 will be available only to registered attendees on a first-come/first-serve basis at the Warren Towers Parking Garage of Boston University, located at 700 Commonwealth Ave (entrance on Hinsdale St.).  When arriving at the garage entrance, the parking attendant will give parking passes only to registered attendees.  Overflow parking will be available at the Agganis Arena Parking lot located at 925 Commonwealth Avenue. It is about a 15 minute walk, otherwise one can take the B line MBTA to BU Central, the BU Shuttle or the 57 bus to the St Marys street stop.

Hotel Information:

A small block of rooms at the Hotel Commonwealth located at 500 Commonwealth Avenue have been reserved for NEWSDR 2014.  The hotel is about half a mile from the location of the event. Discounted rates of $259 +tax per night are available for the 5th and 6th of June. When making your reservation you can either call (866)784-4000 or (617)532-5019 or email reservations@hotelcommonwealth.com.  Make sure to indicate that you will be a guest at the New England Workshop for Software Defined Radio. Discounted rates will be available until 13 May 2014.

Sponsors:

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Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us at sdr-boston-inquiry@wpi.edu.