CTVR Communications Showcase 2013

The CTVR Communications Showcase

  • Location: Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin.
  • Date: 12th Sept 2013
  • Time: 8:30am

ALL WELCOME

It will be a short, half-day event (8:30 to 13:00) focused on the very vibrant telecoms and communications sector in Ireland and exhibiting a range of the CTVR outputs.

We will have over 50 CTVR exhibits at the event. For those of you who are interested in the bigger picture it will be an opportunity to get an overview both of the key trends & challenges in the communications sector as well as the solutions being delivered in Ireland; solutions for Ireland and solutions with international scope.

For those of you more interested in the technical details, we will have exhibits that range from the physical layer to the network layer to applications and services. You will have the chance to see the latest advances in antenna design, thermal solutions for telecoms, new components and systems  from the photonics and the RF worlds and cognitive radio technologies. On the network side we will be showcasing optical network solutions for Ireland as well as future wireless networking concepts and spectrum access mechanisms. On the services and applications front we will showcase some of our work on smart environments and on white space applications.

A detailed agenda will appear nearer the date.

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New Testbed under construction

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The hard, dirty work of renovating space to house the CTVR testbed is finally underway. Since moving in to the listed Dunlop Oriel House, the wireless testbed along with the students and researchers that use it have been operating in a cramped, dark, hot corner of the building. The builders are here and the Soviet-era panelling that had divided the room into 4.5 offices, a corridor and a lab is being removed this week.

CTVR is motivated by the ethos ‘theorise, simulate and build’. The upgraded testbed will provide a state-of-the-art experimental setting in which to test theories and concepts and move CTVR’s results beyond simulation and evaluation. The facility will be available to CTVR partners and affiliates – both academic and industrial.

Talk by Andrea Zanella – When bits get wet: introduction to microfluidic networking

Microfluidic is a multidisciplinary field with practical applications to the design of systems, called Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC), where tiny volumes of fluids are circulated through channels with millimeter size and driven into structures where precise chemical/physical processes take place. One subcategory of microfluidic is droplet-based microfluidic, which disperse discrete volumes of fluids into a continuous stream of another immiscible fluid, which act as droplet carrier. Droplets can then be moved, merged, split, or processed in many other ways by suitably managing the hydrodynamic parameters of the LoC…….

  • Location: Seminar Room CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 8th June 2013
  • Time: 15:30pm

About Andrea Zanella:

Andrea Zanella is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering (DEI), University of Padova (ITALY), where he got the PhD degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering in 2001. Prior of that, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Computer Science of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he worked with Prof. Mario Gerla on Wireless Networks and Wireless Access to Internet.

Andrea Zanella is one of the coordinators of the SIGnals and NETworking (SIGNET) research lab. His long-established research activities are in the field of protocol design and performance evaluation of wired and wireless networks. More recently, his interest has been attracted by the molecular and nano communication networks, with specific reference to microfluidic systems.

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