N-WEST News #6
National Wireless Electronic Systems Testbed (N-WEST)

August 4, 1998

Agenda of the August 9 N-WEST Kickoff Meeting

N-WEST Kickoff Meeting
Sunday, August 9, 1998
9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Gold Camp Room
Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel
2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Tel: (719) 576-5900
Fax: (719) 576-7695

Note: No registration fee will be charged for attendance at the meeting. No food or beverages will be provided. A coffee shop, deli, and pub are available in the hotel lobby.

All participants are invited to attend initial Working Group meetings. Working groups will meet on Monday morning from 9 am until noon in the Gold Camp Room, although some may choose to meet on Sunday evening.

Sunday, Aug 9Tentative Agenda
9:00 amN-WEST: Philosophy and StatusDr. Roger Marks
9:15 amBrief Attendee Introductionsall present
9:30 amNIST Role in Radio Frequency TechnologyDr. Dennis Friday, Chief, RF Technology Division , National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
9:45 amITS Role in Broadband WirelessKenneth C. Allen, Chief, Spectrum Division, Institute for Telecommunications Sciences (ITS), National Telecommunications & Information Admin. (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce
10:00-11:00  amForum: Broadband Wireless Standardization from a System Integrator Viewpoint(10 minute presentations followed by 5 minutes of questions)
10:00 amLucent Technologies, Wireless Broadband Network DivisionDr. Mohammad Shakouri, Director of Engineering
10:15 amEricsson Inc., Wireless Broadband Access GroupAsif Rahman, Product Manager
10:30 amAlcatel TelecomAllyson B. Sharp
10:45 amNortel, Broadband Wireless AccessJag Sharma, Director of Product Marketing
11:15 amIntroduction to N-WEST Working Groups followed by Working Group Presentations/DiscussionsDr. Roger Marks, N WEST
11:30 amWG1: Existing Standards and their ApplicabilityDr. Amarpal Khanna, Manager, Advanced Development, Hewlett-Packard Company, Wireless Infrastructure Division
12:15 pmLunch Break
1:30 pmWG2: Applications Suitable for Inclusion in Broadband Wireless StandardsJ. Leland Langston, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Raytheon Systems Company
2:15 pmWG3: Interfaces and Issues Requiring StandardizationDr. Hady R. Salloum, Director, Broadband Access, Bellcore
3:00 pmbreak
3:15 pmWG4: Bandplans and RF EtiquetteTerry Smith, Chairman and CTO, WaveSpan Corporation
4:00 pmWG5: Industry Organization OptionsDr. Roger Marks, N-WEST
4:45 pmOpportunities with NIST's Advanced Technology ProgramElissa Sobolewski, Program Manager, Advanced Technology Program, NIST
5:00 pmCharge to Working Groups and ConclusionDr. Roger Marks, N-WEST

Please register your attendance in advance using the on-line form.

Dr. Roger Marks (marks@nist.gov)