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June 2, 2010

Dr. Mitola Delivers Keynote Address and Leads Workshop at International Software Radio Conference

On June 7th - 8th, 2010, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in St James, London, United Kingdom, Dr. Joseph Mitola III, Vice President for the Research Enterprise at Stevens Institute of Technology will deliver the Keynote Address and lead a workshop on Software Defined Radio at the SMi International Software Radio conference.

As the internationally recognized formulator of groundbreaking research in both software radio and cognitive radio systems, Dr. Mitola has been widely published and taught courses in software radio in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 1999, he coined the term "cognitive radio" for the integration of "machine perception" of RF, visual and speech domains with "machine learning" into SDR making dynamic spectrum access technically viable.

At the SMi conference, Dr. Mitola will illustrate the tremendous marketplace and commercial opportunities of both software and cognitive radios.

Software defined radios are built upon a digital platform which is more than five times cheaper to maintain than traditional analogue methods. They last for decades, change protocols in real-time and have widespread functionality in both military and cell phone services.

Cognitive radio represents the evolution of software defined technology. Developed by Dr. Mitola and supported by faculty researchers at Stevens, cognitive radio can intelligently and automatically change its communication variables in response to network and user demands, making efficient use of the entire waveform spectrum. Cognitive radio dramatically enhances communication while reducing maintenance and labor costs even further.

In the United States alone, wireless data spending is expected to skyrocket, growing from $43B in 2009 to $93B in 2013, according to the Telecommunications Industry Association's New Mobile Report. Additionally, regulatory bodies including the Federal Communications Commission in the United States, and Ofcom in the United Kingdom have already identified the need to improve upon the inefficiencies of radio frequency spectrum usage - which is precisely where software and cognitive radios distinguish themselves.

Dr. Mitola will follow up the keynote address by conducting a half-day tutorial on micro-electronics and processors with additional details on smart networks and their underlying technology. As a pioneering researcher in this field, he will present his unique perspective on this groundbreaking capability.

About SMi

The International Software Radio conference gives attendees the opportunity to review the latest program updates, national capabilities, operational feedback and technological developments in the field of software defined radio.

This conference highlights the commercialization and market opportunities of software defined radio and is specifically tailored for a European audience. SMi invites the attendance of professionals in the fields of: Telecommunications, Advanced Radio Systems, Technical Directors, Marketing, Sales and Business Development leaders. It has already announced a variety of distinguished members including:

  • Ministries of Defense: France, U.K. and Italy
  • The European Defense Agency, the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, Joint Research Centre, European Commission and representatives from both EADS and Thales Aerospace

Learn more about this event and Stevens research programs by visiting the Research Enterprise.

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