IEEE Central Texas Section

THE ANALOG

Volume 54-09

September 2010

Newsletter of the Central Texas Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.


Published monthly. Deadline for inclusion is the 27th day of the previous month. Send submissions, comments, questions to John Purvis, Editor, john.purvis@ieee.org


CONTENTS

1. Section Activities

Chairman's Column

Membership Development

Austin Vice-Chair's Column

San Antonio Vice-Chair's Column

Section & Chapter News

Continuing Education

Student Branches

Calls for Volunteers


2. Chapter Activities

Multiple Chapters

Chapter Meeting Notices

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques

Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits

Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

Computer Society - Austin

Computer Society - San Antonio

Consultants Network

Electromagnetic Compatibility Society

Electron Devices Society

Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Graduates of the Last Decade

Laser and Electro Optics Society

Life Members Affinity Group

Power Engineering Society - Austin

Power Engineering Society - San Antonio

Product Safety Engineering Society

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin

Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - San Antonio

Technology Management Council - Austin

Technology Management Council - San Antonio

Women in Engineering


3. News & Information

August issue of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer


4. Local Conferences

5. Other Conferences


IEEE EXTERNAL LINKS

IEEE

IEEE-USA

IEEE Region 5

IEEE Central Texas Section

Call for Papers

IEEEXplore - full text access to IEEE Publications

What's New at IEEE

SocietyNews from IEEE

IEEE Standards Association

The Spectrum Online - The Magazine for Technology Insiders


1. Section Activities


Chairman's Column

Did you know that a number of top IEEE technical conferences and workshops are held each year in the Austin/San Antonio area?
Did you know that the CTS sponsor workshops that are specifically tailored to the members in our area?
Did you know that you’re Society and Chapter Officers participate in the planning of these events?
Did you know that having these conferences and workshops is an opportunity for the members of the CTS to get inside information or networking contacts within the industry?
 
With the challenging economic times, many companies have reduced or ended their support for engineers to travel to attend technical conferences. This caused the lack of opportunity for engineers to network and to maintain their technical expertise with the fast changing technology of the world.
 
In the past few years, the CTS has encourage its’ chapters to organize workshops or bringing International Conference to the CTS area.  One of the major reasons is to reduce the cost for engineers to participate in conferences and workshops and to further their career development. The CTS conference chair Thuy Dao has been actively working with Chapter leaders to brainstorm ideas and has led interaction with international conference organizers to bring conferences to the CTS area. In 2010, there were several successful workshops and conferences financially sponsored by IEEE CTS that were held in Austin and San Antonio starting with Consulting nuts & Bolts workshop, I2MTC,  TMC EM Symposium, and Frequency Synthesizer workshop.
 
In each of these events, many of the IEEE CTS members have volunteered to work at the conferences and events and have been given access to the conference and the associated networking opportunities at little or no cost to them.   In the next few months, there are several exciting workshops planned in the CTS starting with the Solar Technology Workshop on 9/16, the PES NEC update on 10/15, and the ACISC.  These are just the beginning of the events that the CTS will be hosting/supporting the reminder of this year and into 2011.   Hot of the press is the news that CTS has been awarded the Globecom conference for 2014.
 
 All these workshops & conferences required many volunteers and dedication to make them successful events. The list of volunteers is much longer than the space in this column would allowed for me to thank all volunteers adequately.  However, I would like to acknowledge the following leaders for their contributions in making the CTS a premier section for bringing the conference benefits to our members: Kai Wong, Hao Xing Ren, Mike Noth, Michael Frye, Kenny Rice, Dina Triyoso, Scott Atkinson and Ross Carlton.
 
Contact Thuy Dao (Thuy.Dao@freescale.com) or your Chapter Chair for information on how you can participate in these exciting events.

Tom Grim
Chairman, Central Texas Section
t.grim@ieee.org

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Membership Development

Annual IEEE Election ? VOTE? VOTE? VOTE!
Annual Election Process Has Begun: Look for your annual election ballot package to arrive in August or by early September. All members eligible to vote will receive a paper ballot and a postage-paid reply envelope via first-class mail. Included is information about how to vote electronically. VOTE TODAY AT www.ieee.org/election.

Did you know about IEEE - IEEE Job Site
Did You Know -
The IEEE maintains a jobsite with current high quality positions for exclusive use by IEEE members.
Jobsite highlights:
  • Global postings from over 4,000 companies
  • Ability to upload resumes for employers to see/search
  • Special section on IEEE Gold/Academic positions
  • Offer webinars for targeted jobs/skills
  • Career fair postings
  • Job search widget - search from your desktop!
And it's FREE... check it out with your myIEEE account at http://careers.ieee.org.

Note: the site is paid for by companies posting jobs on the site. Postings are free for new companies if recommended by an IEEE member.

Joe Redfield
CTS Membership Development Chair
J.Redfield@ieee.org
210-522-3729

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Section & Chapter News

Solar Technology Workshop
The Electron Devices Society Chapter is sponsoring the Solar Technology Workshop, Thursday, September 16, 7:30am - 5:00pm at Freescale Semiconductior, 7700 W Parmer Ln Austin, TX78729. Early registration ends September 9.

Please visit the website for additional information regarding the workshop and registration:
http://www.ieee.org/stw
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/stw/

2011 National Electrical Code Change Review
The Austin PES is sponsoring a Code Change Class for the 2011 National Electrical Code.  This is a full day instructional class taught by Mr. James Stallcup.  The class is will be held October 15, 2010 in downtown Austin, TX.  This class is only being offered one day, and will be limited by the room capacity.  Sign up now to guarrentee your seat in the class!

Attendees will be given an 8.0 PDH certificate upon completion of the class.  The class will be held Friday, October 15 at the City of Austin Bldg, 721 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas. The cost is $175 for Non IEEE members, and $130 for IEEE members. The cost includes class, lunch and refreshments, and James Stallcup’s book: "2011 Illustrated Code Changes. "

Download this pdf registration form.

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Continuing Education

Nothing this month

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Student Branches

St Mary's University - San Antonio (http://engineering.stmarytx.edu/ieee/)
Faculty Adviser: Djaffer Ibaroudene, email: dibaroudene@stmarytx.edu
Branch Chair: Richard Ledesma, email: rledesma@mail.stmarytx.edu


Texas State University - San Marcos (new branch, 2009)
Faculty Adviser: Larry Larson, email: Larry.Larson@TXState.edu
Branch Chair: Jesse Clark, email: JC1831@TXState.edu


Trinity University - San Antonio
Faculty Adviser: Farzan Aminian, email: Farzan.Aminian@Trinity.edu
Branch Chair: Peter Garatoni, email: pgaraton@trinity.edu


University of Texas at Austin (http://ieee.ece.utexas.edu/)
Faculty Adviser: Sriram Vishwanath, email: sriram@ece.utexas.edu
Branch Chair: Erik Eyberg, email: chair@ieee.ece.utexas.edu


University of Texas at San Antonio (http://ieee.utsaengineering.org)
Faculty Adviser: Yufang Jin, email: Yufang.Jin@utsa.edu
Branch Chair: Kevin Messenhimer, email: kmessen@gmail.com


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Calls for Volunteers

None this month

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2. Chapter Activities


Multiple Chapter Events

Joint Section / San Antonio Computer Society
Joint Section meeting Thursday September 16, 2010 with the San Antonio Computer Society Chapter.  The meeting will feature the 6th Annual Student Night by Various Local University Students, and will be held at MEB Room 322,
Moody Engineering Building, Trinity University (Directions). See San Antonio Computer Society Chapter information below for more details. 

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Chapter Meeting Notices

Antennas & Propagation/Microwave Theory and Techniques
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ap_mtt/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

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Joint Circuits and Systems/Solid-State Circuits
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ssc_css/

Topic/Title

IEEE Distinguished Lecture: Learning From Nature to Make Machines See and Robots Walk

Speaker

Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings, John Hopkins University

Abstract

Over the past 20 years, there has been a quiet growth in the number of researchers looking to biology for inspiration for developing computational and robotics systems.  This should not be surprising because throughout history many innovators have used ideas from nature in their designs.  As examples we have Leonardo da Vinci’s (circa 1493) “helicopter” which is based on a sycamore seeds, and Gaudi’s (circa 1910) Casa Mila was inspired by nautilus shells.  In a similar vein, in the late 1980s Carver Mead, who was one of the pioneers of integrated circuits, made the observation that electron transport in silicon field effect transistors was similar to the ion transport in nerve cells, and therefore suggested that integrated circuits may be used to design computers and sensors that operate like our brains, eyes and ears.  This approach seeded the development of the Neuromorphic Engineering field, and is now well established across the globe (see www.ine-web.org).  As the idea germinated, grew and spread, researchers started looking at the entire organism for inspiration, thereby migrating from Neuromorphic to Biomorphic Engineering.  Recently, the field has taken another lurch towards Biomorphic Cognition Engineering, in an effort to host perceptive and cognitive processes in engineered bodies such as computers and robots. Prof. Etienne-Cummings has been involved in Neurormorphic and Biomorphic Engineering from their inceptions, and he will describe the evolution of the field through his work.  He will start by motivating his work on visual information processing, modeling the biological retina and parts of the visual cortex, and then focus on this recent research on modeling the spinal cord locomotion networks in silicon.  Using these models, he will show that a “paralyzed” animal can be made to work again, implying that these systems may be useful in helping individuals with spinal cord injuries.  Finally, he will speculate about what the future holds for this research, particularly in the area of fully neurally integrated prosthetic limbs and biomorphic robots.

Date/Time

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Cost


Reservations


Location

UT Campus ACES 2.402

Notes

The joint Circuits & Systems/Solid State Circuits Societies normally meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. This meeting is open to the public and interested parties. Additional details will be posted at the website. If you have any questions about this meeting or this group, please contact renhaoxing@ieee.org or zhuoli@ieee.org

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Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) - Austin
http://cpmtaustinchapter.org/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

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Computer Society - Austin
http://www.austin-cs.org/

Topic/title

MESH Routing Empowered Scalable and Intelligent WLAN

Speaker

Dr. Xin Wu, Director, WuXi Nebula Networks Co. Ltd.

Abstract

he MESH WLAN has been well researched within the last decade. The
real-world deployment of MESH WLAN projects has demonstrated that with the
proactive routing methods (such as OLSR), it is feasible to mesh 1000+
nodes with shared gateways. In real-world deployment, to overcome the
difficulties of manageability of wireless networks, a proactive monitoring
approach and intelligent self-diagnosing, self-healing  mechanisms has
recently been developed by Nebula Networks. Together with MESH routing,
smart, scalable and reliable wireless network may be deployed and managed
by IT clueless people.

Another challenge for MESH WLAN is client roaming. To enable the seamlessly
quick hand-off between Mesh APs within and/or among networks becomes the
necessary features for mobile applications such as VoWIFI and mobile video
surveillance. In this talk, the roaming approach will be reviewed.
As part of the talk, the live demo of Nebula’s proprietary intelligent mesh
WLAN will be presented.

Date/time

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
6:30 pm Networking and Gathering
7:00 pm Call to Order, Announcements

7:15 pm Presentation, with Q/A

Location

National Instruments, Room 1S13 Bldg C, 11500 North Mopac
Austin, TX 78759 [map]

Cost

None

Reservations

None

Notes


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Computer Society - San Antonio
http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org/

Topic/Title

6th Annual Student Night by Various Local University Students

Speaker

Abstract

Design Presentations by various University student groups

Date/Time

Thursday September 16, 2010

Location

Networking and Dinner and Presentation at MEB Room 322
Moody Engineering Building, Trinity University (Directions)

Cost

None

Reservations

None required, but please drop Yu Zhang (yzhang@cs.trinity.edu) a note so that sufficient pizza can be ordered.

Notes See http://www.ieee-cs-cts.org for directions and parking information. This meeting is open to the public.

Joint meeting with Central Texas Section

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Central Texas Consultants Network Affinity Group
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/cn

Topic/Title MINITRENDS: Seizing the Future Before It's Defined
Speaker

Dr. John Vanston

Speaker Bio Dr. John Vanston is Chairman of Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI), a company he founded in 1978 and has built into a leading authority in custom research, forecasting, and trend analysis in telecom and other high-technology industries. John has conducted analyses of emerging technologies for a wide range of Fortune 500, governmental, and academic organizations. Prior to TFI, John served as a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and as Deputy Director of the University's Center for Energy Studies. Earlier, John served as a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army.
Abstract

Minitrends are emerging trends that promise to become of significant importance within the next 2 to 5 years. When applied properly, Minitrends provides you with the opportunity to utilize and express your imagination, your perceptiveness, your originality, your logic, your innovative nature, and your basic good sense. Minitrend involvement also provides you a way to distinguish yourself from your colleagues and contemporaries.

Date

Wednesday, September 22, 2010,  Networking at 6:00 pm, Business and
Program from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
(Please note the meeting day for 2010: 4th Wednesday of the month.)

Location

China Star Restaurant, 6134 Hwy 290 E, Austin TX. Westbound access road of 290E, just east of IH 35

Cost

$5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant. Supper is at optional extra cost.

Reservations

Not required. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Notes

For more information, contact Ed Gordon, ebg@ieee.org, or Kai Wong, kaiwong@ieee.org

Do a friend a favor. Bring your colleagues to grow the Consultants Network.

More information on Consultants Networks: http://www.ieeeusa.org/business/whatis.asp

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Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
http://ewh.ieee.org/mu/ctx-emcs/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

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Electron Devices Society
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/eds/

Topic/Title

Nanoscale Materials Engineering for Phase Change and Magnetoresistive
Nonvolatile Memory

Speaker

Prof. Santosh Kurinec (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Abstract

The arena of non-volatile memory (NVM) technology is a flourishing industry due to an
inundation of portable electronic devices in the market today. Floating Gate technology, which
is the current NVM mainstay faces an uncertain future due to scalability and reliability issues.
This has led to a host of heretofore unorthodox NVM technologies to surface as potential heirs.
Among the mix are Phase Change Memory (PCM) and Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM), which
form the focus of the discussion of this paper. The spotlight is on bilayer chalcogenide based
PCM and CoFeB|MgO|CoFeB based Magnetic Tunnel Junctions (MTJ) as building blocks for
emerging nonvolatile memory. The appeal in bilayer PCM lies in the possibility of achieving
multi-state behavior, improved capability of withstanding thermal cycles and possibility of
creating a device with tunable electrical properties. The crystallization of CoFe, which is enabled
by boron out diffusion, is the key for obtaining high tunneling magnetoresistance ratio in MTJs
and is described from physical and materials principles. This paper presents a comprehensive
material characterization studies using high resolution TEM/EELS and time resolved X-ray
diffraction for understanding materials engineering of these devices. These studies also reveal
processing constraints involved in integration of these devices into silicon platform for NVM
applications.

Date/Time

Friday September 17, 2010 

Refreshments 5:00pm - 5:30pm  

Presentation 5:30pm - 7:00pm 

Refreshments


Reservations

Please RSVP to Christian Catalan at Christian.Catalan@amd.com. We need accurate count to purchase refreshments.

Location

 Meeting Location: Rio Grande Conference room at SVTC
Map: http://www.sematech.org/corporate/map.htm

Notes

The Electron Devices Society Chapter is sponsoring the Solar Technology Workshop, Thursday, September 16, 7:30am - 5:00pm at Freescale Semiconductior, 7700 W Parmer Ln Austin, TX78729

Please visit the website for additional information regarding the workshop and registration:
http://www.ieee.org/stw
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/stw/

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology
http://ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/embs/index.html

Topic/Title

Closed loop control of clinical sedation

Speaker

Brett Moore, Ph.D.

Abstract

Dr. Moore will present his recent doctoral work from Texas Tech on closed loop control of sedation.  Sedation management is an on-going problem for intensivists and leads to many complications for patients.  Adaptation to the drugs and periodic “sedation vacations” are only two of the difficulties encountered when attempting to automate the process.  Dr. Moore’s work tackled many of the most significant challenges in implementing automated control of sedation and along the way has addressed several of the challenges of implementing closed-loop control in clinical settings in general.  Please come learn about the leading edge of signal processing, pharmacology, and systems physiology sciences to solve one of the most persistent critical care needs.

Date/Time

Wednesday, September 15 2010 - 7:00-9:00 pm

Cost

$10 IEEE members, $15 non-members, students are free

Reservations

Please email Royce Johnson  ( johnsonr@Kci1.com )
so that we have a head count for dinner.

Location

KCI R&D,  6203 Farinon Dr.,                     Last KCI building on your right
San Antonio, TX  78249                              as you travel west on Farinon.

Notes Note the new location.

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Engineering Management
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ems

The Engineering Management Society has become the Technology Management Council. Information about meetings can be found in the sections for Technology Management Council - Austin and Technology Management Council - San Antonio

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Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Affinity Group

No meeting scheduled at this time.

For more Information contact Jeffrey Langston (axu913@my.utsa.edu). 

More information on GOLD: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/gold/index.html

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Laser and Electro Optics Society

No meeting scheduled at this time.

For more information, contact Ray Chen

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Life Members (LM) Affinity Group

No meeting scheduled at this time.

More information on LM: http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/life_members/index.html

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Power and Energy Society - Austin
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/austin

Topic/Title

Medium Voltage Cables

Speaker

Mark Thiele, Director - Central Region, Southwire Company
 
Mark Thiele is an IEEE member and a regional manager for the Southwire Company specializing in industrial power cable products.  Prior to joining Southwire four and half years ago, he worked as a practicing electrical engineer in the petrochem and oil and gas industries for 16 years.  Mark received his BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin as well as his MBA.

Abstract

Medium Voltage (5 to 35kV) cables will be covered with the discussion including basic components, insulation types, jacket types and, if needed, armoring.  We will also discuss the most appropriate MV cable constructions for particular applications.  Installation issues will be covered as a majority of cable failures can be traced backed to mechanical damage during installation.  Finally, new developments in cable insulations and jackets will be presented.

Date/Time

Tuesday, September 28 2010
6:00pm Social
6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Meeting
7:30pm Program
9:00pm room closes

Location

El Gallo Mexican Restaurant
2910 S Congress
Austin, Texas
512-444-2205

Cost

$11 or $13 for IEEE members and accompanying spouses
$14 or $16 for non-IEEE members
$2 for Drinks
Student members FREE and $2 for specials
$3 student visitors, and non-meal participants

Reservations

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. To reply or for further information, please contact Kevin Ewing via email at kewing@shermco.com.

Notes

The bar will be available to those who care to purchase a drink or beer. When you order, you will have a choice from nine special selections and six traditional combinations on our menu.

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Power and Energy Society - San Antonio
http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

Topic/Title

Bulletproof Energy Storage

Speaker

Sriram Emani, Xtreme Power Solutions

Abstract

Date/Time Thursday, 30 March 2010
6:00 to 6:30PM Social 
6:30 to 7:00PM Dinner 
7:00 to 8:00PM Speaker Presentation
Location

Grady's BBQ, 6510 San Pedro, San Antonio (210-806-8036)

Cost

$10 members, $15 non-members, Free for students

The price includes drink (iced tea or water), tip and tax. Barbeque meal includes brisket, beans and potato salad.

Reservations

RSVP to Christina Gaydos via e-mail at chris@grubbengineering.com or via phone at (210) 658-7250.

Notes

For more information please go to our web site at http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/pes/centraltexas/sanantonio

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Product Safety Engineering Society
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/soc/pses/

Topic/Title

Global Approval and Testing Requirements for Wireless Devices

Speaker Thanh Nguyen, Regulatory Engineer 
Abstract

Date/Time

Tuesday, September 21, 2010  6:30 - 8:00 PM

Cost

None

Reservations

Not necessary

Location

Dell Parmer South Campus        Confirm location on Chapter Web site
Parmer South Building S4
Victoria Conference Room
701 East Parmer Lane, Austin

Notes

Nominations for  Chapter Officers

We encourage you, others in your organization, or other interested parties to participate in our meetings. The PSES meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm, with the program starting at 7:00pm. For further information about the PSES, please contact Dale Ritzen at (512) 651-5338.

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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - Austin
http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org/

Topic/Title

The Limited Feedback Revolution in Wireless Communication

Speaker

Prof. Robert W. Heath Jr. received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Virginia and the Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in electrical engineering. Previously he was a Senior Member of the Technical Staff then a Senior Consultant at Iospan Wireless Inc, San Jose, CA where he worked on the design and implementation of the physical and link layers of the first commercial MIMO-OFDM communication system. Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and Associate Director of the Wireless Networking and Communications Group. He is also founder and President of MIMO Wireless Inc. and VP of Innovation at Kuma Signals LLC. Dr. Heath's research interests include several aspects of MIMO communication: limited feedback techniques, multihop networking,  multiuser MIMO, interference mitigation, 60GHz communication techniques, and multi-media signal processing.

Abstract

Wireless communication systems have improved efficiency in several dimensions in the past decade. One prominent change is the sweeping incorporation of multiple antennas, at both the transmitter and receiver, to achieve higher capacity, better quality, and resilience to interference through new modes of operation. A corresponding advance, resulting from increasing flexibility in the transmitter configuration, is algorithms that adapt the transmit strategy to the dynamic propagation environment. The concept of limited feedback lies at the heart of these two fundamental changes in wireless design. This presentation reviews several breakthroughs in limited feedback multiple antenna wireless communication. The connection between limited feedback and quantization on the Grassmann manifold is explained. Then, a new approach for adaptive high resolution limited feedback beamforming is revealed. It leverages temporal correlation in the channel through a new predictive coding framework that reduces feedback rates and/or increases effective resolution. The presentation concludes with a review of experimental activities and directions for future work in wireless networks.

Date/Time

Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 6:00-7:30 pm

Location

AT&T Labs - 9505 Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

Cost

Admission is Free

Reservations

RSVP: http://limited-feedback.eventbrite.com

Notes

Check our website http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org for details.

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Joint Signal Processing/Communications Society - San Antonio
http://www.cts-comsoc-sp.org/

No meetings are scheduled at this time.

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Technology Management Council - Austin
http://www.austin-tmc.org/

Topic/Title An Update on Seed Stage investing in Austin, the State, and the Nation
Speaker TBD
Date/Time Wednesday, September 8, 2010 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location Satay Restaurant
3202 West Anderson Lane
Austin TX 78757 (map)
Cost $12 for IEEE members, $14 for non-IEEE members
Registration Register here
Notes This meeting is free and open to the public. See http://www.austin-tmc.org for details and to RSVP.

Contact Doug Russell for more information about the Austin TMC.

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Technology Management Council - San Antonio
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r5/central_texas/ems

No meeting scheduled at this time.  

Contact Nils Smith (nils.smith@ieee.org) for information about the San Antonio TMC.

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Women in Engineering Affinity Group
http://www.austin-wie.org/

No meeting scheduled at this time.

More information on WIE: http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/women/women_about.html

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3. News & Information

August issue of IEEE-USA Today's Engineer includes these features:

  • Develop Leadership Skills Through Volunteering
  • A Dozen Reasons Why You Should Obtain Your P.E. License
  • Determining How Your Employer Measures Your Performance
  • Can Local Networks of Experts Help Boost Diversity in Science and Engineering?
  • Engineers’ Roles in Auto-Safety Assessments Drawing National Attention
  • Backscatter: The “Inconceivable” Consequences of Failure
  • When Time Remaining Is Not Time Remaining

Read more.

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4. Local Conferences

  • 56th IEEE Pulp and Paper Industry Conference - PPIC on 20 September 2010 at San Antonio's Omni La Mansion Del Rio Hotel. For more information see http://pulppaper.org/default.aspx?tabid=11.
  • 2010 IEEE Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting - BCTM on October 4 - 6, 2010 at the Austin Radisson Hotel & Suites. For more information see http://www.ieee-bctm.org/.

  • 07Oct, 2010, 2010 Workshop on Compact Modeling for RF/Microwave Applications (CMRF). http://cmrf.ewi.tudelft.nl. Austin, TX
  • IEEE 19th Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems (EPEPS) on October 25 - 27, 2010 at the Austin Crowne Plaza Hotel. For more information see http://www.epeps.org.

  • 2010 IEEE International Test Conference (ITC) on November 2 - 4, 2010 at Marriott Austin Downtown/Convention Center. For more information see http://www.itctestweek.org/.

  • 2011 IEEE 17th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), February 12 - 16, 2011, Rivercenter Marriott Hotel, San Antonio, TX.  Further information can be found here.
  • 2011 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS), February 22 - 24, 2011, Hyatt Regency San Antonio, TX.  Further information can be found here.  
  • 2011 IEEE-USA Annual Meeting, "Engineering in Motion: Engineering Policy & Technology in Transportation & Energy," March 3-6, 2011, Austin, Tx.  Further information can be found here.

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