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Oregon ComSoc: 6G/B6G HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) Networks: An Evolution with a Revolutionary Impact
September 14th
5:00 PM (1.5 hours)

In this VDL (Virtual Distinguished Lecture), a novel wireless network architecture for the 2030s (6G) and beyond (B6G) will be presented with a new access layer composed of HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) constellations between the satellite and terrestrial networks.

With its bird’s-eye view of an entire metropolitan area, a HAPS has the potential of presenting unprecedented opportunities for integrated communications, computing, sensing, positioning, …, in line with the emerging 6G paradigm of integrated everything.

It is worth noting that the earlier HAPS discussions have been occurring almost exclusively in the context of remote and rural regions which can arguably be served more efficiently by satellite networks. The novel HAPS vision which will be presented in this VDL, on the other hand, is mainly for urban areas towards the smart societies of the future. 



Dr. Halim Yanikomeroglu is a Professor at Carleton University, Canada. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1998. He contributed to 4G/5G technologies and standards; his research focus in recent years has been on 6G and non-terrestrial networks (NTN). His extensive collaboration with industry resulted in 38 granted patents. He supervised or hosted in his lab around 140 postgraduate researchers. He co-authored IEEE papers with faculty members in 80+ universities in 25 countries. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Engineering Institute of Canada, and Canadian Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE Distinguished Speaker for Communications Society (ComSoc) and Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). He is currently chairing the IEEE WCNC (Wireless Communications and Networking Conference) Steering Committee; he is also a member of the PIMRC Steering Committee and ComSoc Emerging Technologies Committee. He served as the General Chair of two VTCs and Technical Program Chair/Co-Chair of three WCNCs. He chaired ComSoc Technical Committee on Personal Communications. He received several awards for his research, teaching, and service, including IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize (2021), IEEE VTS Stuart Meyer Memorial Award (2020), and IEEE ComSoc Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award (2018).


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Modern Antenna and Electromagnetic Measurements: Half-Day LIVE & IN-PERSON Workshop
September 13th
12:00 PM (5 hours)
The Museum of Flight Seattle
Seattle, WA

Join us for a complimentary lunch sponsored by SteppIR and Advanced Test Equipment Corp (ATEC).  Following lunch, attendees will hear FOUR experts present on modern antenna and electromagnetic measurements to boost your test efficiency, reliability, and repeatibility.  In addition to the two presentations shown below, this half-day event also features speakers Zhong Chen with ETS-Lindgren and Dennis Lewis with Boeing.

Mr. Chen will present "Site VSWR for Anechoic Chamber Performance Evaluation – Past, Present, and Future"

Mr. Lewis will present "Complex Cavity Measurement Techniques for the Assessment of Aircraft Electromagnetic Environments"

Following the presentations, Dr. Kent will present a Private Lecture at the Museum of Flight on a few key US aircraft spanning 1935-1960, many of which involved game changing technologies for their day. Within time constraints, we’ll visit some key fighters (P-38, P-51, F-14 Tomcat) and bombers (B-17, B-29, B-47) as well as the SR-71, which fielded the first stealthy technologies. Did you know for instance that the B-29 was so advanced it had over 100 separate patents including the first airborne analog computer system! Did you also know that the re-engined B-50 Superfortress became Lucky Lady II, the first aircraft to fly around the world non-stop, during a 94-hour flight in 1949?  Learn about the fascinating story behind these engineering marvels from an aeronautical expert and noted storyteller, Dr. Brian Kent.  Wear comfortable walking shoes!

Workshop attendees are free to attend this group tour OR visit any of the open exhibits on your own at the Museum of Flight until the 5:00 pm closing time.  Access to the Museum of Flight is provided at no charge to all registered workshop attendees who are wearing the museum wristband provided upon arrival.



WARNING: Potential Health Risks  The Museum of Flight Foundation (the "Museum") and the IEEE EMC Chapters are taking steps to protect the health of attendees at this Event on Sept 13, 2021. Notwithstanding these efforts, the Museum and IEEE EMC Chapters cannot give assurances to attendees at the Event that no attendee will contract Covid-19 or any other illness as a result of attending the Event. Please understand that by attending the Event, you are willingly taking a risk to your health, including the risk of possible exposure to Covid-19 or another virus or illness.  

Note Covid protocols will be followed, including generously spaced classroom seating.  Proof of vaccination or face mask is required.  Attendance is strictly limited so register early to secure your space.


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August 17th
6:30 PM (2 hours)

ROS2 TensorFlow install and test was the focus (ros2-tensorflow). I outlined the process on installing and testing vanilla TensorFlow on Ubuntu. It was tested using Pyton3 code from a free Udacity course (Intro to TensorFlow for Deep Learning by TensorFlow). The Jupyter install also functioned.

The ROS2 wrapper was installed but the Usage examples did not run. There were a few issues that were resolved, for example, a ROS key expired. Execution issues remain in process.

We discussed the tradeoffs of TensorFlow implementations that are integrated into ROS in contrast to ones that communicate through a bridge.

3 meetings. Generated Friday, September 17 2021, at 11:41:55 AM. All times America/Los_Angeles