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Fishbowl teleseminar: FlashLinQ: A Clean Slate Design for Ad Hoc Networks

March 27, 2012 @ 3:30 am - 5:15 pm

Dr. Xinzhhou Wu,
Principal Engineer/Manager
Qualcomm Flarion Technologies


In this talk, we present a recent design of a synchronous ad hoc network — FlashLinQ, which can discover peers up to one mile range autonomously, set up links with peers of interest in a secure manner and enable peer communications with much higher spectrum efficiency as compared to existing technologies, e.g. WiFi Direct. FlashLinQ is the enabling technology of the proximate wireless internet — which we believe is one of the evolution trends of wireless networks. In this talk, we will focus on the PHY/MAC challenges in designing such a network and how we address these challenges in the FlashLinQ design.  Both analytical and simulation results will be presented to prove the design concepts behind FlashLinQ.


Xinzhou Wu received the B.E. degree from Tsinghua University, China in 1998, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and 2004, all in electrical engineering. From 2005 to 2006, he was a member of technical staff at Flarion Technologies, a startup company which designed and deployed the first OFDMA based WAN technology – FlashOFDM. Flarion Technologies was acquired by Qualcomm in January 2006. Dr. Wu is currently a principal engineer/manager at Qualcomm Flarion Technologies, Bridgewater, NJ. He is the one of key inventors and developers of the next generation wireless peer-to-peer networks. He holds 28 issued US patents and has more than 100 pending US patent applications, in the area of wireless communications and wireless networking. His current research interests are in distributed algorithms with applications in wireless networks, resource allocation in cellular networks, and vehicular ad hoc networks.


March 27, 2012
3:30 am - 5:15 pm