Under Construction!

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:31 pm by JamesNeel

The blog is being updated.


Wireless + Game Theory Contractor Position

Posted in Jobs at 4:35 pm by JamesNeel

I just got a call from a headhunter looking for someone who could remotely work on a 5-month long project related to wireless and game theory (which I figure means cognitive radio) for 40 hrs / wk. I can


CogNeA Updates

Posted in CogNeA, companies, standards, white space at 3:51 pm by JamesNeel

(link) CogNeA is pushing their standard into ECMA.

CogNeA contributed its specification to Ecma


Quick Links 3/13/09 [Update]

Posted in 802.19, coexistence, conferences, military, public safety, SDRF, shameless self-promotion, white space at 11:10 am by JamesNeel

ECWS Presentations from 802 Plenary

While I wasn


Quick Links 3/6/9

Posted in 700 MHz, conferences, quick links, SDRF, white space, white space data group at 10:09 am by JamesNeel

Conferences and Contests

(link) The SDRF sends a reminder that abstracts are due March 20.

(link) The 3rd annual Smart Radio Challenge is now open.

(link) 12th Annual Conference on


Wi Not WiFi on Steroids?

Posted in business, white space at 11:00 am by JamesNeel

Though the term


DoD Implicitly Requiring Policy-Based DSA on SDRs?

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:26 pm by JamesNeel

I attended a talk by Jeff Boksiner at the IDGA SDR conference where he spoke on DOD Instruction 4650.01 issued on Jan 09, 2009 (pdf), which requires new devices to have a Spectrum Supportability Risk Assessment (SSRA) performed at each acquisition milestone (conceptual, experimental, developmental, operational) to determine the impact on all known


Georgia Tech issues CogNEA press release

Posted in CogNeA at 8:05 am by JamesNeel

(link) Yesterday, Georgia Tech issued a press release announcing their membership in CogNEA.



CrownCom09 submission deadline delayed to March 2

Posted in conferences at 1:50 pm by JamesNeel

Via email (and on their site), there


OfCOM Consultation on Cognitive radio

Posted in Europe, white space at 11:48 am by JamesNeel

(link) OfCOM

Cognitive radio in Lynchburg that

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:13 am by JamesNeel

Ok, it


Other White Space News

Posted in Europe, hidden node margins, white space at 5:04 pm by JamesNeel

Beyond the launching of the database group news below.

(link) White spaces may be coming to Europe.

But the UK is not the only market in Europe, and in less space-restrictive countries it could be practical to utilise white spaces, which explains the White Space Coalition launching a European campaign at the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations.

Dr. Alexandre Kholod, of the Swiss Federal Office of Communications, told PolicyTracker, after the meeting, that he didn

White Spaces Database Group

Posted in Google, white space, white space data group at 4:36 pm by JamesNeel

(link) Yesterday, Google et al announced the formation of a group to standardize whitespace database information.

With a goal of bringing the benefits of white spaces to consumers as soon as possible, the Group intends to establish data formats and protocols that are open and non-proprietary and will advocate that database administration be open and non-exclusive.

[somewhat reordered paragraphs] Founding members of the White Spaces Database Group include Comsearch, Dell, Google Inc., HP, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola Inc., and NeuStar.

(link) The Google public policy blog added:

In the coming weeks and months, members of the group will be offering to the Commission their perspectives, and some specific recommendations, about the technical requirements we would like to see adopted for the database. Many of these specifications ultimately will be heavily technical; put simply, we


DTV Transition Update [Updated]

Posted in TV Bands, white space at 6:35 pm by JamesNeel

Following up on the earlier news that Obama wanted to delay the DTV transition, there

CogNEA Update

Posted in CogNeA, CRWG - cognitive radio work group, white space, white space test group at 6:24 pm by JamesNeel

Pat Carson from TDK gave a short presentation on CogNEA today at the SDRF CRWG / Secondary Spectrum Test Group joint meeting and said the information was for public consumption, so here


FCC Errata on White Space Rules

Posted in regulation, white space at 9:25 am by JamesNeel

(pdf) (doc) On Friday (9th), the FCC issued a document noting the errors in FCC 08-260A (


Potentially really bad white space news (and a little good) [Updatedx2]

Posted in regulation, TV Bands, white space at 3:09 pm by JamesNeel

(pdf) First the good news. Today, the FCC announced that they were starting a white space fellowship program to help

Backlogged Calls for Papers

Posted in conferences, journal at 1:02 pm by JamesNeel

While trying to find time to

WordPress issues

Posted in metablogging at 12:14 pm by JamesNeel

3 times in the last 9 months (the most recent being the last couple weeks), wordpress has died on me (or at least not let me log in) until I hacked its code around some.



UHF Cognitive Networks Alliance (CogNeA)

Posted in CogNeA, cognitive standards, white space at 6:01 pm by JamesNeel

I was just emailed a press release announcing the formation of an industry group to define a protocol (PHY / MAC) for white space data networks.

They hope to have a draft standard for comment available in the first half of 2009.

Since I don

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