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1 "Wireless Communications in the 21st Century: The next generation wireless infrastructure required to achieve Peace Engineering” Kamil Agi, Ph.D. President-CEO K&A Wireless, LLC ISTEC General Assembly Porto Alegre, Brazil 19 May 2011

2 K&A - Current Enabling Technologies Wireless – Analog video transmission systems for first responders (market leader) – MY-View short range (<3 ft) (patent pending) – EYE-View hybrid wireless/IP video transmission systems Collaborative decision making, force multiplier, exchange of information Image Processing – CLIR-View patented suite of algorithms that includes NUC, electronic image stabilization, tracking and resolution enhancement capability Cost effective, wireless, shutter-less, stabilized, high resolution thermal imagers IP-based video and distribution solutions CAP-View personal DVR system, PPL-View video-based security systems

3 K&A - Key Focus Areas Rapid infrastructure deployment - Portable IP-based infrastructure solutions Compression/recognition algorithm - Video, video, video Wireless technologies (multi-user/multi-access) - Cognitive radio schemes

4 Current Infrastructure Devices Companies Industry Trends Industry Trends

5 Vodafone is a Global Company * Terry Kramer – Presentation at Haas School of Business, Nov 2010

6 A Changing Industry Network Devices Services First SMS sent G GSM First ‘flip phone’ Pre-paid SIM cards launched First tri- band handsets 2003 First 3G phones 2005 Enhanced 3G 3G Mobile Web trials begin 2008 Apple App store 2009 Ultra-Low Cost Handsets 1990 Voice 2010 Data G Trials First GSM phones 1992 First smart phone with camera Device Bifurcation Smartphone Proliferation First cellular phones G * Terry Kramer – Presentation at Haas School of Business, Nov 2010

7 Emerging Market Trends Public Policy Changing Customer Behaviors Fundamental change to information access and commerce Drive for access anytime/anywhere Impact of social media 85% of population increase by in 3 <18 years old in India 95% penetration rates by % of 4B+ mobile subscribers Non-traditional competition (e.g. Apple, Google) Growing fixed/mobile convergence Internet Competition Customer conservatism Individuality Control & Security Emergence of “Digital Natives” (6-19 year olds) Data privacy Net neutrality Spectrum awards What’s happening in the world Telecom Industry * Terry Kramer – Presentation at Haas School of Business, Nov 2010

8 Peace Engineering Concept GIVE A PERSON ACCESS TO ENOUGH INFORMATION TO KEEP HIM FOCUSED

9 Peace Engineering Needs Instant access to information (i.e. Internet) High bandwidth (>20mbps) 4G IPv6 Ubiquitous coverage Ubiquitous availability of service (including BoP efforts)

10 Peace Engineering Issues Current telecom infrastructure (3G vs. 4G)– insufficient Current bandwidths – marginal (at best) Current technology (CDMA, HSDPA, UMTS, etc.) - ??? WHAT DO WE NEED? NEW INFRASTRUCTURE, NEW BUSINESS MODEL, NEW TECHNOLOGY

11 Next Generation Wireless KEY FACTORS TO SUCCESS Policy Capabilit y Investment

12 Policy – OSTP* …In 2011, the President (Obama) announced the National Wireless Initiative, noting that "we can't expect tomorrow's economy to take root using yesterday's infrastructure…” *Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

13 In the United States and beyond… Policy President Obama initiates “wireless innovation” Capability 2011 NSF gets commissioned to carry out the initiative – EARS Program Investment Budget approved for $14M for EARS Budget approved for $3B over 5 year for Wireless Innovation Working with Fortune Nest Corporation* Focus on Middle East Focus on China *http://www.fortunenest.com/

14 NSF EARS Program A component of the initiative is the Wireless Innovation Fund, which will be used in part to support basic research that helps pave the way for new technologies. EARS and the research that it supports embody this facet of the President's initiative...

15 What is EARS? ENHANCED ACCESS TO RADIO SPECTRUM Two parts to the investment Basic Research (University, R&D centers, Companies) Multi-disciplinary R&D (more “R”) and Science Commercialization Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) University/Industry collaboration Industry leads to commercialize basic research To transition to Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program Dr. Andrew Clegg, EARS Program Director, telephone: (703) ,

16 Proposed Topics for EARS Security of wireless systems Reconfigurable wireless platforms, including cognitive radio, software-defined radio, adaptive antennas Spectral efficiency (“instantaneous” such as mitigation of unwanted emissions, interference cancellation, filter technology), “system-wide,” such as dynamic spectrum access. Special-purpose wireless systems, such as medical devices, environmental surveillance, remote sensing, passive systems Legacy: Backwards and forwards interoperability Wireless system tests, measurements, and validation Economic models for spectrum resource sharing

17 Next Steps Replicate model in emerging markets Emerging markets now have the opportunity to leapfrog technology – become a leader Human capital exchange is the ISTEC model Work on carving up the problem, build clusters of expertise Collaboration Must be established through policy, capability and investment THIS IS A VERY BIG PROBLEM!

18 Summary/Questions/Opinions What do we need? New wireless infrastructure, business models, technology needed to support Peace Engineering initiative and curriculum – the solution is not in one place How do we get it? Shift in existing communication infrastructure will require investment and partnerships on a global scale – this is not easy to do, manage, or even execute – need talent What are the challenges – harmonization? Imagine no roaming, instant access, coverage everywhere Standard vs. open source Paid service vs. free service

19 Contact Information Kamil Agi, PhD 2617 Juan Tabo Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM Toll Free: x 705 Phone: x 705 Fax:


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