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Tactical Radio Workshop

Thursday, 28 June 2012
(Sessions 3.3, 4.3, 5.3)


8:30 - Introduction


8:45 - Keynote: Gustavo Nader, Inmarsat, and Claus Vesterholt,Gatehouse (Belgium II&III)


9:30 - Keynote: Thomas Kaiser, mimoOn


10:00 – Break

10:30 - Session 3.3 (Belgium II & III)



Workshop Introduction: "SDR Tactical Radio Market Overview, A market report from the Wireless Innovation Forum" Presented by David Renaudeau, Thales and Chair of the WInnForum International Tactical Radio Special Interest Group


3.3.1 National Perspectives

  • "What data, military spectrum managers need from SDR - an Enabling Secure Information Infrastructure (ESII) project prespective" Anil Shukla, David Prior, QinetiQ
  • Finnish SDR Program Status

Abstract: In this presentation Finnish Defence Forces and Elektrobit give an overview for software Radio research, development and productization activities in Finland.Finnish SDR activities has been started in 90's and regardless of updated and new requirements and technologies main goal of interoperability, portability and cost efficiency has been clear all the time. Finnish Defence Forces has now acquired pilot series for Tactical Wireless IP network, which based on previous SDR development activities and is using also commercial technologies fulfilling military requirements. Tactical Wireless IP network will provide MESH network structure, full compatibility with existing civilian IP networks and mobility for independent nodes in tactical network.


3.3.2 Waveform Developments

  • "Update on SCA and COALWNW", presented by  Greg Rassatt, Deputy Director, International Programs, JPEO JTRS

  • “NATO Waveforms Providing Coalition Interoperability for Tactical Communications on the Modern Battlefield” , Presented by Phil Vigneron, Communications Research Centre, Canada
    • Capabilities required of modern coalition tactical communications
    • Technological approaches providing solutions (& challenges)
    • Multinational standards activities, and role of SDR
    • Way Forward- implementation and promulgation of technology
    • HDR HF Waveform, Presented by EDA

12:30 – Lunch and Exhibits

14:30 –Session 4.3 (Belgium II & III)


4.3.1 Spectrum Aspects of Tactical Communications

  • Presentation by Mr. Mr. Gerard Lapierre, European Defense Agency
  • Presentation by Mr Jean-Pierre Bonin, Alcatel Lucent
  • Presentation by Mr. Serge Basso, NATO

4.3.2 COTS for SDR in Tactical Communications

  • “Experiences for SDR implementation, practical approach”, presented by EB

Abstract: In this presentation Finnish Defence Forces and Elektrobit share experiences for waveform portability, information assurance, efficient waveform development and cost effective waveform implementation. Main expectations for SDR in military use has been interoperability and cost savings. To reach these requirements common standardized architecture has seen as enabler. Software Communication Architecture (SCA) is widely accepted baseline for common architecture specification. Main goals for SCA are waveform portability and platform reconfigurability. During Finnish SDR development activities there has identified some specific topics which need to be solved to fulfill expectations. In this presentation some key issues will be covered with some proposals to solve lack of high level architecture specification and reality.

  • “LTE for Public Safety”, presented by Mr. Jerome Brouet, Alcatel-Lucent
16:00 – Break

16:15 – Session 5.3 (Belgium II & III)


5.3.1 SCA International Standardization

  • EC Standardization Mandate, presented by Carlo Zammariello (European Defense Agency) 
  • ESSOR Programme status, presented by Mr. Philippe Margot (OCCAR) and by Mr. Christian Serra (a4ESSOR)
  • WINNF Coordinating Committee on International SCA Standards presentated by Mr. Eric Nicollet, co-chair of the steering committee
    • SCA Next Status and Plans
    • Test and Certification
    • Other New Projects 

18:00 – Reception and Exhibits






Thursday, 28 June 2012
(Sessions 3.2, 4.2, 5.2)


10:30-10:40 Session 3.2 - Opening of the Workshop

Quick introduction by Natalia Miliou, IASA, and Oliver Holland, KCL, summarising the content and purpose of the workshop.


10:40-12:30 - Context Information Acquisition and Usage 

  • “Interference Management in heterogeneous wireless networks based on context information” Adrian Kliks
  • “Experimental evaluation of REM facilitated RSS-based indoor localization” Daniel Denkovski, Ioannis Dagres, Liljana Gavrilovska, Andreas Polydoros
  • “Sequential energy detection: an experimental study” Krzysztof Cicho?, Adrian Kliks, Hanna Bogucka
  • “Comparison of In-band and Out-of-band Common Control Channels for Cognitive Radio” Oliver Holland, Andreas Georgakopoulos, Vera Stavroulaki, Kostas Tsagkaris, Panagiotis Demestichas, Luca De Nardis, Gabriella Di Benedetto, Hamid Aghvami
  • “Power Based Spatial Interpolation Techniques for RIFE” Natalia Miliou, Andreas Polydoros
  • “Radio Access Technology Classification for Overlay and Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks” Shaswar Baban, Daniel Denkoviski, Oliver Holland, Liljana Gavrilovska, Hamid Aghvami


14:30-16:00 Session 4.2 - Learning, Game Theory, and Policy-Based Access 

  • “Use of Learning, Game Theory and Optimization as Biomimetic Approaches for Self-Organization in Macro-Femtocell Coexistence” Ali Imran, Mehdi Bennis, Lorenza Giupponi
  • “Game?theoretic Models for Database Assisted Dynamic Spectrum Management in TV White Spaces” Jessica Moysen, Christian Ibars, Lorenza Guipponi
  • “Trust-X enabled security in policy controlled cognitive radio” Gianmarco Baldini, Valentin Rakovic, Liljana Gavrilovska
  • “A Neural Network based Radio Admission Control Scheme for LTE systems” Biljana Bojovic, Nicola Baldo


16:15 – 18:00 Session 5.2 - Radio Access for Spectrum Coexistence 

  • “Linear Precoding in MISO Cognitive Channels with Causal Primary Message” Jing Lv, Ricardo Blasco-Serrano, Eduard Jorswieck, Ragnar Thobaben
  • “Comparison of Underlay and Overlay Spectrum Sharing Strategies in MISO Cognitive Channels” Ricardo Blasco-Serrano, Jing Lv, Ragnar Thobaben, Eduard Jorswieck, Adrian Kliks, Mikael Skoglund
  • “Asynchronous Rendezvous Protocol for Cognitive Radio Networks” Sylwia Romaszko, Daniel Denkoviski, Liljana Gavrilovska, Petri Mahonen
  • “Application-Specific Instruction-Set Processors for Flexible SDR Front-End Processing” Carina Schmidt-Knorreck, Renaud Pacalet, Raymond Knopp
  • “Application of the mercury-filling principle in FBMC/GMC systems” Adrian Kliks, Faouzi Bader
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