This year’s International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) symposium will examine propagation challenges for ultra-dense wireless systems, according to a release from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Plenary talks and panel discussions will double down “on the urgent need for accurate, reliable, validated, and trusted propagation models that can be used to predict signal strength across a wide variety of rapidly changing environments and conditions. Being able to accurately predict radiofrequency propagation is key to building and supporting the ultra-dense network environments of the future,” NIST said.
Keynote speakers scheduled to lead discussions are: David Redl, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and Heidi King, National Highway Traffic Safety Deputy Administrator. Google executive Preston Marshall will participate in a “roadside chat” moderated by Mark Gibson of CommScope regarding what could lie beyond next-generation wireless — if technology, policy and economics can be aligned, according to NIST.
ISART is a U.S. government-sponsored conference that brings together government, academia and industry leaders for collaboration on groundbreaking developments and applications of advanced radio technologies. As in previous years, the symposium is co-sponsored by NTIA’s Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) and NIST’s Communications Laboratories.
ISART’s single-track format facilitates an informal and highly interactive event designed to foster attendee participation and promote innovation. Attendees with expertise and backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, economics, and policy who are working in industry, government and academia will be able to share ideas and brainstorm innovative solutions to shared challenges.
In the scuffle to meet the demand for wireless data, coexistence, spectrum sharing and infrastructure-less communications are being introduced as alternatives and additions to fixed frequency assignment and infrastructure-based networks. Network operators suggest ultra-dense networks and ever-shrinking cell sizes to build capacity, but existing propagation models have an inadequate level of fidelity to represent these environments, NIST said.
Detailed knowledge of radio frequency propagation in these ultra-dense network environments is vital to not only building capacity but also in regulating ways that ensure minimal interference and offer appropriate economic incentives to vendors, NIST said. “Accurate, reliable, validated and trusted propagation models that can predict signal strength across a wide variety of environments and conditions are essential to navigating the challenges of deploying ultra-dense wireless systems in shared radio spectrum.”
ISART 2018 will be hosted in Broomfield/Boulder, Colorado, July 24-26. The cost is $590 with catering, $349 without catering. For more details, please visit the ISART homepage. To register, visit the registration page.