>Robert J. Berger

>Open Spectrum


>Rob Berger is Principal with Internet Bandwidth Development, a Saratoga based

>consultancy that assists companies in developing and utilizing Internet technology

>and infrastructure. He has spent the last 6 months as a visiting research fellow at

>the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) in Tokyo, where he led a

>project on Open Spectrum wireless public networking.


>Rob will describe the concept and technology of open spectrum, including the

>technological and policy issues of Ultra-wideband, Wideband Spread Spectrum,

>and Cognitive Software Defined Radios, as well as the latest changes in FCC

>spectrum policy.


Robert Berger thought it would be better to point to recent articles he has written on the subject he was talking about at TASC than to try to summarize it the way I usually do. Accordingly, he sent the following list of URLs. The paper by him, the second one down, covers a lot of the ground he discussed in the meeting.

Tian Harter


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Vol 1 No. 3 May 2003 Are You Ready for the Wireless Revolution?

Open Spectrum: A Path to Ubiquitous Connectivity


What advantages do the new open-spectrum techniques, such as ultra-wideband, mesh networks and software-defined radios, bring to the wireless table? by Robert Berger, Internet Bandwidth Development, LLC

The Future of WLAN


What challenges must we overcome to deliver ubiquitous wireless connectivity to the world? by Michael W. Ritter, Mobility Network Systems more>>

The Family Dynamics of 802.11


How will the various members of this family of wireless standards help drive growth in the WLAN market? by Bill McFarland and Michael Wong, Atheros Communications

Self-Healing Networks


Broken communication links can render wireless networks next to useless, but do decentralized "self-healing" networks provide the prescribed dose of reliability? by Robert Poor, Cliff Bowman, and Charlotte Burgess Auburn, Ember Corporation