UCSD Division Showcased in Jacobs School Research Expo

 Frieder Seible
Jacobs School dean
Frieder Seible updates
attendees on the
Calit2 building and
other progress.
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3.1.05 – Last Friday, the UCSD division of Calit2 participated in the annual Jacobs School of Engineering Research Review, this year dubbed “Research Expo 2005.” The event focuses on graduate student research and featured a record number of 200 posters on display prior to the plenary session.

Calit2 presented information on a half-dozen projects through posters in a 10x20 research exhibit. Demonstrations included the debut of CalRadio 1, a wireless transceiver research platform for broad access by the wireless community. This integrated test platform, available on an open basis for research and development, offers a new dimension to radio design: the capability of publishing standards in software/firmware and hardware to speed design, implementation, and widespread adoption. This project is led by Doug Palmer and Don Kimball.

Other projects featured included:

  • BioNet: This project seeks to effectively manage the consequences of a biological attack. It has three objectives: develop interoperable military and civilian concepts of operation; integrate military and civilian capabilities to detect and characterize a biological event; and provide common situational awareness to ensure timely, effective, and consistent response.
  • RESCUE (RESponding to Crises and Unexpected Events): This project seeks to radically transform the ability of responding organizations to gather, manage, use, and disseminate information within emergency response networks and to the general public. Using more robust information systems, response can focus on activities that have the highest potential to save lives and property.
 Research Expo Floor
Showroom floor at the Jacobs School Research Expo

  • SAINT (Software and Systems Architecture and INTegration): This project seeks to provide software and systems architecture and integration services to bring together formerly disjoint applications in domains such as business information and embedded systems as the foundation for new, value-added systems serving a wide variety of Calit2 efforts.

  • WIISARD (Wireless Internet Information System for Medical Response in Disasters): This project  is designed to be deployed at the site of a weapons-of-mass-destruction attack or natural disaster to support the care of large numbers of victims for a period of hours to days while medical resources are being marshaled to aid in delivery of definitive care.
Palmer, Birnker, and Kimball
Doug Palmer, Franz Birkner, and Don Kimball.
Palmer and Kimball are designers of the
CalRadio platform demonstrated in
the Calit2 research exhibit.

Calit2 was also represented by two posters in the student poster area that discussed service-oriented software and systems engineering for distributed reactive systems, a project led by Ingolf Krueger, and the performance of Alamouti space-time code in time-varying channels with noisy channel estimates, a project led by James R. Zeidler.

Calit2 was featured in dean Frieder Seible’s opening presentation. Seible pointed to the exciting Calit2 facility under construction that will dramatically enhance the engineering infrastructure on campus. It   should be available for occupancy in the July-August timeframe.

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