ANSWER: FOR TOMORROW, FOR OUR WRAP-UP CLASS IN THIS TRACK, WHAT ISSUES IF ANY WOULD YOU LIKE EXPLORED OR DO YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS IN?
I'd like to see some charts that include the ranges of various means of wireless standards.Do I choose Wifi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, etc.Some examples of what equipment that would be needed for developing would be good.Chart forms would be nice for these items.I know it would be large/extensive, but so is the wireless field.
Also, an acronym listing would be nice.It would have been nice to have such a listing on day one of this week.
ANSWER: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS? WILL YOU SUPPORT IT AND WHERE DO YOU SEE THE MARKET OPPORTUNITY?
Most definitely.Nearly everything is being connected via the Internet.Designing without knowing how to connect via the Internet will be the death of a design career.I realize that not everything will have connectivity, but not having the knowledge will lead to certain death of an otherwise career.
ANSWER: WHAT PROTOCOLS DO YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT?
I don't think I would restrict my interests on any single specific protocol, but rather on a comparison of protocols.What protocols are used where and why they are chosen for their applications.What the pros and cons are for each that support their choice for a given application.
DO YOU SUPPLY UTILITIES OR COMPANIES WORKING ON SMART GRID? WOULD YOU LIKE TO AND WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I do not work on supplying the utilities or companies working on the smart grid, but I would enjoy working on the development of the various tools used by the utilities for the smart grid.Any of the HW/SW/FW would be a pleasant challenge.
Sorry I missed today.It couldn't be helped.I'm not sure if in addition to using the .ppt and listening to the presentation if I should be posting.I don't know if my posts will be archived and if anyone will read the posts, but I'll proceed as though I were here at the normal time.
Thanks Alex, Fanny, and all! Although I learn RF and have used in some of my projects, this week program humbled me, with so much to know. I am glad that so far I have kept myself busy with wired infrastructure and software. There is so much out there to learn. :o)
Fanny, which standards are being considered for vehicle-to-vehicle networking (such as along a highway). And similarly, what's being looked at for vehicle (cars, etc) trackig along streets and highways? Sorry if this is a double post.
@FANNY: On Slide 6, OFDM Considerations: "Narrow band operation is achieved by lowering clock speed (in the DSP, I think you said)": Are you talking about reducing both the sampling rate (I assume you are sampling the carrier baseband?), and the DSP processing rate, i.e. running the same processing code at a slower rate to match the sampling rate? Seems like there are some unstated assumptions about the processing mechanism. Thanks for a great course.
Question for Fanny for tomorrow: Interest in techniques and low-cost test equipment to check for radio interference that could occur in 802.11 or other wireless standards. If Wi-Fi network is experiencing interference or impairment, how can we capture, observe, quantify this?
It appears to me that the "heart" of the smartgrid from the perspective of an individual or business is their power meter. According to the smartgrid concept, the power company would be changing power rates dynamically and providing that information via the meter base for user-side devices to behave accordingly for. Is that true? Is there more to it? If so, the two critical pieces of information for design are how to get that information from the meter, and how to avoid colliding with your neighbor's information (sharing airspace as well as keeping all the devices in the correct network). Where do I find information about those two items.
QUESTION: Chip level of off the shelve choices mayl depend on the scale of deployment. If I have 5 years to deploy a smart grid application, would it be economical to go custom design for 55,000 homes?
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