CTVR: Building the Networks of the Future

26 August 2011

We are increasingly dependent on the infrastructure of our information networks, but to get the most out of them we will need novel ideas to maximise their capabilities. An Irish research centre is leading some innovative approaches to do just that

Imagine never being held up in traffic again because of a hole in the road dug by a telecoms company. Given the almost continuous excavation activity of the companies and their contractors this might appear to be an impossible dream.

But it could be a reality thanks to the work of the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTVR) which specialises in designing the wireless and optical networks for the future.

 

Irish Times: 26 August 2011

Successful Secondary School Summer Internships

25 August 2011

CTVR hosted two Secondary School students on a 3 week internship during July/August. Daragh and Robert were tasked with finding creative ways to investigate, measure and visualize the digital city – which they did with gusto! They used detekordevices (which make audible the radio signals around us) to generate audio recordings around the trinity campus, mapping the signals strength according to the strength of the audio. They used Prezi to collate diagramatic maps, audio, video and text of their findings. Daragh & Robert also created a Prezi of their version of a History of Telecommunications.

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Daragh and Robert presenting their Prezi’s

The students made presentations of their findings to the CTVR researchers at the end of their final week with us in August. We would like to thank Dara and Robert for engaging so fully & enthusiastically with the project, and for sharing their research with the wider CTVR team.