Coordinating the engineering work of project teams has always been a central concern of software engineering. By anticipating and isolating change, software architects can establish and enforce design rules governing module interfaces and the allocation of functionality to modules, simplifying coordination by decoupling the work on one module from the work on others.
In this talk, I will describe and demonstrate the operation of Time Domain’s UltraWideband (UWB) RF platform. The discussion includes: principles of operation, characteristic advantages, two-way time-of-flight range measurement, example commercial applications, current academic research areas, and use in undergraduate education. The discussion also includes two short videos. The first shows the operation of a multi-static radar used as a virtual fence to detect, localize, track and characterize targets.
The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the tenth annual Edison Lecture Series from May 22-23, 2014, this year focusing on mobile computing. The series uses mobile computing as a platform to engage and excite youth from around central Texas about computing and engineering. During the past nine years, the series has reached nearly 26,000 students in the Austin area.