Spectrum Observatory ThinkTank

The Microsoft Spectrum Observatory ThinkTank 2014 aims to provide a forum to interested academic collaborators to be part of the design and development of the Spectrum Observatory, by sharing insights and experiences with the Spectrum Observatory research and design team. During this ThinkTank we will be presenting the vision of Microsoft Spectrum Observatory, demo of current version (which is being actively developed), describe its architecture and provide an opportunity for you to provide suggestions and feedback to make the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory a success.

Time Event 
8:00 to 8:15 AM PT Introductions  
8:15 to 9:00 AM PT Keynote - Speaker TBC 
9:00 to 10:00 AM PT Tutorial of the Spectrum Observatory and a walkthrough of the technology 
10:00 to 10:45 AM PT Break 
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM PT  Spectrum Observatory Research Talks by Invitees 
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM PT Talks by Invitees and Discussion 
12:45 to 1:30 PM PT Break 
1:30 to 2:30 PM PT Talks by Invitees and Discussion  
2:30 to 3:30 PM PT Interactive session commenting on posed questions 
3:30 to 3:45 PM PT Closing Remarks


 What is Microsoft Spectrum Observatory?

Researchers who participate in spectrum monitoring and associated technologies often want to conduct large-scale field studies to collect data, but conducting such studies today is quite challenging. Considerable custom engineering is required to ensure hardware and software prototypes work robustly, and recruiting and managing more than a handful of locations can be difficult and cost-prohibitive. To lower the barrier for field studies, data collection and developing and evaluating new technologies for wireless spectrum research, Microsoft has developed a shared infrastructure, called Microsoft Spectrum Observatory. The vision of the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory includes a large number of geographically distributed measurement stations, each running a common, flexible framework in which measurements are collected and then centrally stored. The use of a common framework and shared dataset will enable engineering effort, along with experience and expertise, to be shared among many research groups.






August 6th, 2014

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