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Wireless Innovation Forum Announces Multiple New Projects Resulting from 71st Working Meeting.

Washington, DC, April 11, 2012 --( The Wireless Innovation Forum (, a non-profit international industry association dedicated to driving the future of radio communications and systems worldwide, recently held its 71st Working Meeting 12-14 March, 2012, resulting in the announcement of several new projects and advancements of current projects.

The meeting included working sessions for the User Requirements Committee and Coordinating Committee on International SCA (Single Connector Attachment) An 80-pin plug and socket used to connect peripherals. With a SCSI drive, it rolls three cables (power, data channel and ID configuration) into one connector for fast installation and removal.  Standards and inaugural sessions of the newly reorganized Technical Committees on Software Defined Radio A wireless terminal (phone, PDA, etc.) that is reconfigurable via software. It enables wireless devices to be easily updated to new or later versions of the air interface and allows multiple interfaces to be supported.  and Cognitive Radio/Dynamic Spectrum Access. Advancements at the meeting included:

Technical Committee on Software Defined Radio:

Call for Contributions Completed for "Open Source Framework for Commercial Baseband Software" - the Commercial Baseband Processing Work Group, Chaired by Mr. Daniel Iancu representing Optimum Semiconductor Technologies (, completed work on their call for contributions and initiated system level LTE-Advanced Mathematica coding. Work on the latter included an RRC RRC Radio Resource Control (3G)
RRC Red River College (Canada)
RRC Railroad Commission of Texas (Austin, TX)
RRC Residency Review Committee (medical) 
 filter and a Kalman predictor for channel estimation. Follow on work will be completed during a bi-weekly teleconference to include block coding and IP determination.

New project defined by the Transceiver Facility Specification Work Group - The Transceiver Facility Specification Work Group, Chaired by Eric Nicolet representing Thales (, developed a new project proposal for an "Open Source Transceiver Facility Implementation for Fast Prototyping". The group discussed licensing models and source code management for this project, with a goal of completing the project proposal by 15 April and kicking off the project in May.

Technical Committee on Cognitive Radio Cognitive radio is a paradigm for wireless communication in which either a network or a wireless node changes its transmission or reception parameters to communicate efficiently avoiding interference with licensed or unlicensed users.  and Dynamic Spectrum Access:

Committee Organization Introduced - The TC-CR/DSA, chaired by James Neel, representing Cognitive Radio Technologies ( and Neal Mellen, representing TDK TDK Türk Dil Kurumu (Turkish Language Council)
TDK The Dark Knights (gaming clan)
TDK Tokyo Denkikagaku Kogyo KK (TDK Electronics Co. Ltd.
 ( held a plenary session Plenary session is a term often used in s to define the part of the conference when all members of all parties are in attendance.

These sessions may contain a broad range of content from Keynotes to Panel Discussions and are not necessarily related to a specific style of delivery.
 where they reviewed the new committee's organization, the project interests expressed by member organizations, and candidate liaisons with external groups. Project ideas explored by the committee included:

* Test and Measurement for Cognitive Radios

* DSA State of the Art Survey

* Impact of receiver standards on DSA/CR performance

Coordinating Committee on International SCA Standards:

New Project Proposed for SCA API Work Group - The SCA API Work Group, chaired by Terry Anderson, representing ITT ITT Initial Teacher Training (UK)
ITT I Think That
ITT Invitation To Tender
ITT Individual Time Trial (professional cycling)
ITT Intention-To-Treat
ITT In This Thread (forums) 
 Exelis ( explored new proposals for development in 5 new project areas. The group agreed to initiate a project on "API Specification Enhancement" and began drafting the associated project proposal.

New Project Proposed for SCA Next Work Group - The SCA API Work Group, chaired by Terry Anderson, representing ITT Exelis (, explored new proposals for development in 8 project areas. The group agreed to initiate a project on "PSMs for Additional Transfer Mechanisms (non-CORBA)" and began drafting the project proposal. The group also discussed pursuing 3 closely related projects simultaneously:

Zero copy data transfer, championed by Jerry Bickle, representing Raytheon

Alternate IOP IOP

intraocular pressure.

IOP Intraocular pressure, see there
, championed by OIS Noun 1. OIS - agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy
Office of Intelligence Support
 and Prismtech

C++ Transfer Mechanisms

Potential new projects identified by SCA Implementers Work Group - The SCA Implementers Work Group, chaired by Steve Bernier, representing CRC (Cyclical Redundancy Checking) An error checking technique used to ensure the accuracy of transmitting digital data. The transmitted messages are divided into predetermined lengths which, used as dividends, are divided by a fixed divisor.  ( identified 8 potential new projects:


Waveform Application Portability Guidelines

User Guide for International Radio Security Services API specification

SCA 2.2.2 to SCA Next Migration Guide

Differences between SCA 2.2.2 and SCA Next

Profiling Guide

Formal Profiles

Ecosystem if SCA widgets (open source and/or COTS)

Project champions for 2 projects: Steve Bernier agreed to champion the Implementers Guide Project, and Alberto Qintana representing Indra Sistemas ( agreed to champion the Waveform Application Portability Guidelines. The champions agreed to create and share draft project proposals to be reviewed via conference calls.

A listing of projects being undertaken by the members of the Forum can be found here: Individuals and organizations interested in participating in these projects are encouraged to contact the Forum ( for additional details.

The Forum will hold its 72nd Working Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 25-27 June 2012. For meeting information, visit: You can register for the meeting, as well as the Forum's European Conference on Communications Technologies and Software Defined Radio (SDR'12-WInnComm-Europe), which immediately follows the meeting, here: This fourth annual conference, supported by event Gold Sponsors Gatehouse and Inmarsat, will include three tracks - one focused on SDR See software defined radio.  technologies, one focused on Cognitive Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access technologies, and one focused on CR and SDR programs and requirements. Conference information is available on the conference web site:

Supported by platinum Sponsors General Dynamics C4 Systems (, Harris Corporation (, Indra Sistemas (, OIS ( and Selex ELSAG ( Forum working meetings are held three times annually in North America and Europe. Additional information can be found at

About the Wireless Innovation Forum

Established in 1996, The Wireless Innovation Forum (SDR Forum Version 2.0) is a non-profit mutual benefit corporation dedicated to driving technology innovation in commercial, civil, and defense communications worldwide. Members bring a broad base of experience in Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio(CR) and Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies in diverse markets and at all levels of the wireless value chain to address emerging wireless communications requirements. To learn more about The Wireless Innovation Forum, its meetings and membership benefits, visit

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