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Chair

Kevin W. Sowerby

Overview

It is expected that the NZ North Communications Society Chapter will split from the NZ South Section in 2008.

Upcoming Events

Recent Events

IEEE Wireless Workshop 2008

Friday 5 September 2008, University of Canterbury

The NZi3 - Wireless Research Centre, NZi3 and University of Canterbury together with sponsors FRST, Telecom (Research and Ventures Group) and IEEE (NZ) Communications Chapter present an exciting line-up of experts showcasing current academic research and industrial application of wireless research technology.

Wireless sensor area network

Thursday 28 August 2008, The University of Auckland

Abstract: A network of short-range wireless, Bluetooth-enabled sensor devices with a Backbone scaleable communication network using routers is proposed. A topology that allows redundancy in communications has been shown by simulation to offer more than two orders-of-magnitude improvement in real-time packet data reliability. This is important for medical and other systems where sensor alarms and real-time data must be reliable. A Wireless Sensor Area Network may be integrated to the mobile telephone system and hence the World-Wide Web. This enables remote sensing across the world.

Example applications of networked sensors suitable for integrating to the cellular mobile telephone system are: Voice over Internet Protocol, mobile cameras, safe pill-dispensing using RFID tags, position determination including Kalman filtering, UHF-RFID access monitoring and. inventory control.

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