ISA Communications Division Symposium is scheduled for 21–23 May 2013 in Washington, D.C.
A “Who’s Who” of industrial communications experts will be presenting at the 2013 ISA Communications Division Symposium in Washington, D.C. including: noted subject matter experts Peter Fuhr & Wayne Manges both of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Ian Verhappen of Industrial Automation Networks, George Studor of NASA-Johnson Space Center, Dr. Penny Chen of Yokogawa Corporation of America and many more.
In addition, ISA100 Wireless Committee will meet so not only will you be able to learn from these industry leaders as part of the program sessions but you will have the opportunity to chat with experts one-on-one during the breaks and networking sessions over the three days of the event.
ISA is pleased to announce Dr. Donald C. Malocha as keynote speaker at the Passive Wireless Sensors Workshop!
Donald C. Malocha is a Pegasus-Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando. Don received a joint BS in EE & CS, an MS in EE, and Ph.D. in EE from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He was member of the technical staff (MTS) at Texas Instruments Corporate Research Laboratory, Mgr. of Advanced Product Development, Sawtek, and an MTS at Motorola. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH), Switzerland, and the University of Linz, Austria. He is a member emeritus of the Electronics Industries Association (EIA) and was a member of the Board of Directors of Piezo Technology, Inc. until merged as Mtron-PTI. He has and does have active leadership roles in IEEE-UFFC. He serves on the Technical Program Committees (TPC) of several major Technical forums. He has over 200 technical publications, 12 patents awarded, and several pending and has numerous awards to his credit. Don is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). His current research interests include solid–state devices, surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technology, sensors and wireless radio frequency identification systems. He is advisor for 37-MS and 19-PhD current or former students.
Abstract: This presentation will discuss SAW passive, wireless multi-sensor systems(PWS) under development for the past several years at the University of Central Florida. Several 915MHz orthogonal frequency coded(OFC) SAW multi-sensor systems are presented; including experimental data. The OFC SAW sensors, using both frequency diversity and pulse position reflectors to encode the device ID, and will be briefly contrasted to other embodiments. The transceiver hardware implements an asynchronous correlator approach, and post-processing and matched filter techniques of the received signal are used to extract the sensor information. Critical device and system parameters addressed include encoding, operational range, SAW device parameters, post-processing, and antenna-SAW device integration. The system is based on a software radio approach that provides great flexibility for many sensor types, future enhancements and diverse applications. Initial work on orthogonal frequency coded (OFC) SAW devices for RFID and communication began in 2000, and the first publication on SAW OFC was in 2004. The implementation of OFC in a SAW structure provides the greatest flexibility in time, frequency and code diversity. This adaptability has advantages in a multi-sensor system for identification and sensor accuracy, which will be presented. The device and systems to be discussed are based on an operational center frequency of 915MHz. The 5 chip OFC reflectors are used for encoding each device on YZ LiNbO3 and the devices are connected to a folded dipole antenna for reception and re-transmission of the interrogation signal. Several sensor types using the OFC SAW platform will be presented and videos will be shown demonstrating a variety of sensors, including temperature, closure, ranging, and room-temperature, rapid-reversible, hydrogen gas sensing; all using the same transceiver. Recent NASA-KSC test results of delivered sensors and systems will also be included. PWS SAW technology has verifiable operational prototypes, and integration into applications is beginning. Future work and projections for the PWS technology regarding frequency, bandwidth, range, applications, transceivers, and system hardware will be discussed.
Communication Division session topics include:
- Industrial Wireless
- Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition
- Smart Grid
- Wireless Backhaul networks
- Fieldbuses including the latest developments in FDT and FDI
- Field network troubleshooting
- Industrial Ethernet and
- Cyber security.
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Location and Accommodations
The Melrose Hotel Washington, DC
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037, United States
Attendees wishing to book a room will need to call the hotel at (202) 955-6400 and ask for reservations. Please be sure to identify yourself as a member of the ISA Communications Division Annual Symposium group by using group code number ISA0513.
ISA Communications Division Symposium ISA100 Course Click here to download the registration form.
This course focuses on gaining a fundamental understanding of the organizations, technologies, terminology, and steps required in developing a ISA100.11a wireless standard compliant product. Students will become familiar with the market applicability of the current ISA100.11a standard as well as the basic concepts and new terminology. Participants will learn key strategies necessary in developing compliant products that will include understanding significant functional components as well as compliance testing requirements. Additionally, students will gain knowledge of how to work with the Wireless Compliance Institute and the Wireless Toolkit for testing of compliant products.
Upon completion of the course you will be understand: What is the uniqueness of ISA100.11a Wireless Standard? How to develop ISA100.11a Wireless Standard Compliant Product? You will be able to:
� Recognize the marketability of the ISA100 Family of Standards
� Explain the operation of the standard's technology and architecture
� Recognize the functional wireless devices within the standard
� Identify the ISO layers as applied to the standard
� Express the universal applicability of the standard
� Explain how to make a wireless product secure within the standard
� Recognize co-existence issues and methods for handling within the standard
� Begin implementing products consistent with the ISA100.11a Standard
� Identify how to work with the Wireless Compliance Institute for product compliance
You will cover:
Introduction to the ISA100.11a Standard: Market Overview and Positioning | Family of Standards | Universality | Co-Existence | Architecture
The last day to pre-register online was May 23, 2013.