Sensor Networks in Civic Infrastructure Applications

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 7:10 PM 2014 Chapter Officer Elections
7:10 - 8:00 PM Speaker Presentations
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: MP Divakar
Organizer: Narasimha Chari

Speaker: Pramod Akkarachittor

Bio: Pramod Akkarachittor is the Vice President Product Management at Firetide Inc. Pramod has responsibility for leading the product management team in developing the product strategy for the companys wireless networking and network management products. He brings a blend of product management experience combined with over 10 years of wireless network design and development experience. Prior to Firetide, Pramod held several key technical management positions at Cisco. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and an MBA in marketing from HAAS, UC Berkeley.

Title: Worlds longest mesh protecting lives in Thailand

Abstract: Public safety protecting lives from the wrath of mother nature was the major driver for development of Thailands wireless infrastructure. Rural and rugged terrains with no infrastructure called for a wireless infrastructure that delivers fiber-like performance coupled with fiber-like reliability. The presentation will cover the main drivers for a wireless mesh infrastructure comparing it to the alternatives. We will go over the operational and deployment challenges faced by the team. We will go over the RF design and the reasoning behind it. In conclusion we will present the factors for a successful mesh deployment

Speaker: Roman Arutyunov

Bio: Roman Arutyunov is VP of Product Development at ABB Tropos Wireless Communication Systems and is responsible for managing the product management, software engineering, and quality assurance organizations at Tropos. He has a BA in Applied Mathematics with an emphasis in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Title: Wireless communications enabling smart city applications

Abstract: Wide-area wireless communications is a key enabling technology supporting a wide variety of smart city applications including street light control systems, smart energy systems, intelligent transportation, etc. In this talk we discuss some case examples of smart city applications and present real-world data from these networks to explain some of the technical considerations and challenges in enabling reliable mission-critical communications.