Presenter: Dr. Jack Winters, Jack Winters Communications, LLC
Title: Smart Antenna Techniques and Their Application to Wireless Ad Hoc
In this talk we will discuss the use of smart antennas in mobile
ad hoc networks (MANETs). We consider MANETs with directional antennas,
beamforming/adaptive antennas, and/or multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO)
techniques. We describe the improved performance that these antennas can
provide,including collision avoidance, lower latency, higher capacity, and longer
battery life. The issues faced when using smart antennas in MANETs will also
be addressed, including neighbor discovery, as well as how the MAC can be
modified to get the maximum benefit with smart antennas.
During the workshop, a VTS booth is located in the workshop site, where VTS offers
one-year free membership.