Talk by Jarko Paavola, White Space Trials in Finland

The summer sees two students from Turku in Finland spending time at CTVR working on a PMSE database for the White Spaces Initiative. Their supervisor Jarko Paavola will give a talk on the PMSE database developed in Finland and the white spaces trials there.

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 24th May 2013
  • Time: 12:00pm

The Life of our Mobile Phones

andrew25 April 2013: As part of the lecture series ‘Trinity and its Neighbours’, Centre Director Linda Doyle spoke  about The Invisible Landscape of the City – the secret life of our mobile phones. The lecture, arranged by Trinity College and St Andrew’s Resource Centre (both in Dublin), was an opportunity for Linda to present CTVR’s work and new developments in the use of radio waves in a unique setting – St Andrew’s Parish Church – to an audience of non-engineers but expert mobile phone users.

Collaboration with artist Louise Ward

2 MAy 2013: During Louise Ward’s 7-day residency “Insert Emoticon” at Market Studios in Dublin she created random interactions with the audience and performed actions integrating sculptural objects & sound with invited guests and the public. CTVR Director Linda Doyle, Senior Researcher Tim Forde and PhD student and artist Jessica Foley were invited in to a conversational wide-ranging discussion about cognitive radio. The discussion was broadcast live on radio al cabira (www.radioalcabira.com) and can be downloaded from here (http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/32253903).

The discussion was used as the basis for CTVR’s weekly writing workshop ‘Engineering Fictions’ hosted by Jessica as part of her research and artistic practice.LouiseWard

A bit about Louise:

As an artist, Louise’s sensibility is anchored in shifting perspectives of human behaviour, in the politics of the everyday and in hybrid spaces between internalized worlds of pleasure and externalised habits imposed by society. Her art work tips her/our daily struggles into absurdity, where certain socially conditioned behaviours are reflected upon in a series of repetitive performances.

Simon Saunders – Small Cells and Much More

Simon Saunders, founding President of the Small Cell Forum, Adjunct Professor at Trinity/CTVR will give a talk on various aspects of his Real Wireless work in CTVR .

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 14th May 2013
  • Time: 12:00pm

International Ph.D. Course: “Cognitive Radios and Networks: Theory and Practice”

CTVR in cooperation with Aalborg University hosted an international course for Telecomms PhD students on 13 May 2013 in Dublin.
Demand for mobile services is increasing fast, and current wireless network technologies will soon be bottlenecks to the growth of both services and market. Furthermore, the apparent spectrum scarcity does not provide enough space for future wireless communications systems. Cognitive Radio (CR) has developed as a possible solution for coping with such problems, giving the possibility of efficiently using/re-using the spectrum resources in an autonomous and opportunistic way. This topic is much current interest by academia and industry, as demonstrated by ongoing activities in standardization bodies such as ETSI and IEEE.
This course provided an overview of the possibilities but also the issues that such a powerful concept offers, ranging from theoretical and algorithmic design to practical implementation on research-oriented software-defined radio platforms like Iris and ASGARD.
Instructors : Luiz DaSilva, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Virginia Tech, USA; Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Nicola Marchetti, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Andrea F. Cattoni, Aalborg University, Denmark; Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark; Hamed Ahmadi, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
International Ph.D. Course Sponsored by the Telecommunications Graduate Initiative (TGI), which is funded by the Higher Education Authority under the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions and co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.
Program: available here.
Lecture notes:
Overview of cognitive radio concept and applications [Andrea F. Cattoni]
Techniques for determining spectrum availability [Nicola Marchetti]
Dynamic spectrum access: regulatory aspects [Linda Doyle]
Information theoretic aspects of cognitive radio (part 1) [Petar Popovski]

Talk by Phillipa Marks: Policy approaches for meeting growing spectrum demand – the role of shared spectrum access

The focus will be on Europe.  Phillipa will present some results from the EU pilot spectrum inventory study (which Plum did with WIK for the European Commission) showing spectrum availability, comment on the nature of access being sought by different users, and then discuss possible sharing models with a focus on Licensed Shared Access.

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 10th May 2013
  • Time: 3:00pm

Licensed shared access (LSA) can be defined as the sharing of licensed spectrum assignments under pre-defined technical conditions, enabling the provider of secondary level sharer to guarantee the quality of the service to be provided.  The primary level spectrum rights holder (incumbent) would facilitate shared use of its spectrum assignment with other users under specified conditions.

ABOUT PHILLIPA MARKS

Phillipa Marks has particular expertise in the economics of spectrum policy and management. She advised the New Zealand government on creating the first ever national market in spectrum in 1989. Since then she has advised on spectrum policy issues in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North America. She developed the approach to spectrum pricing (AIP) now applied in the UK and works on spectrum valuation, licensing and allocation issues. She also works on the analysis of economic, public policy and regulatory issues in the media and telecommunications industries. She has first class honours degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an M.Litt from Oxford University. Phillipa is a member of the Ofcom Spectrum Advisory Board (OSAB).

DISCUS workshop live stream available on Thursday May 9th

07 May 2013

The DISCUS workshop on “Ownership, usage and regulation in next
generation fibre access network: can we move away from competition at
the physical layer?” will be streamed live on Thursday May 9th, 1.30
p.m. at the following link:

http://connectpro10311755.adobeconnect.com/marco/