CWIC 2022 - THE HYPERCONNECTED HUMAN

Join us on the 2nd November at Hinxton Hall for an exploration of the ‘connected person’ and their connected environment

A review of LoRaWAN

Brought to you by The Radio Technology Group

Join the Radio Technology SIG to explore how LoRaWAN works, where it is useful, the scope for future applications – and is it secure?

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Join the Radio Technology SIG to explore how LoRaWAN works, where it is useful, the scope for future applications – and is it secure?

Connecting up the Internet of Things (IoT) has sparked a phenomenal growth in the demand for wireless links.  Addressing this demand, LoRaWAN has emerged as one of the popular technologies offering Long Range (LoRa) low power radio Wide Area Networking (WAN) for a multitude of low data rate applications. 

This in-person event is taking place at the historical Newnham College, Cambridge, and will provide delegates with ample opportunities to network with fellow attendees to explore the themes of this event.

Following this event all delegates are invited to join the CW Founders' Dinner drinks reception, which is being held in the same location. The Founders' Dinner is an invitation-only event and offers business networking opportunities for Founder member organisations within the CW network.

Employees of CW member organisations can attend this event for free. You will need to be logged into your CW account to access your free ticket – log in (or reset your password here)

Tickets for non-members are £150 plus VAT. CW membership may be more cost effective for your organisation than fully priced tickets – find out more about CW membership benefits.

Limited FREE places for non-members:  We are keen to engage with and foster the next generation of technologists and engineers - we have limited FREE places for non-members who are under 35. If you would like to register for one of these tickets, then please email hello@cambridgewireless.co.uk to receive your discount code. 

Sponsorship: We have limited sponsorship and display table opportunities available for these popular event so if you are interested in maximising your organisation’s profile, please contact sponsorship@cambridgewireless.co.uk for further information.

You can follow @CambWireless on Twitter and tweet about this event using #CWRadioTech.

Agenda

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14:00

Registration and networking over tea & coffee

14:30

Introduction to CW from Mark Rayner, CEO, CW (Cambridge Wireless)

14:35

Session 1: Chaired by Brian Collins, Managing Consultant, BSC Associates and Radio Technology SIG Champion

14:40

Duncan Bennett, Business Development Manager, IndesmaTech

'A Review of LoRaWAN'

A brief summary of the current status of LoRaWAN as a communications technology. Starting with some basics of the LoRa modulation technique and deeper dive into the LoRaWAN specification produced by the LoRa Alliance. Then onto some examples of products on the market and how they enable users to quickly deploy their own LoRaWAN solution. Finally, a quick look at the commercially available network solutions including satellite based solutions.

15:00

Dr Yichao Jin CEng, FIET, Research Fellow & Programme Leader of Industrial Wireless Networks, Bristol Research & Innovation Laboratory & Toshiba Europe Limited

'LoRaWAN deployment and Use cases in large-scale UMBRELLA IIoT city testbed'

• Introduction to Umbrella Industrial IoT testbed
• LoRaWAN development architecture and Coverage in Umbrella
• LoRaWAN based Innovation Use cases

15:20

Mark Beach, Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol

'Rogue Sensor Identification for LoRaWAN deployments'

With the ever-increasing use of low-cost wireless IoT technology for telemetry applications, including use cases within critical infrastructure, ensuring the ongoing security and resilience of these technologies is of paramount importance. However, as with many of the wireless networks that underpin modern life, these technologies rely on radio frequency (RF) interfaces which can be vulnerable to cyber-attacks or other failures. The detection and mitigation of potential RF cyber intrusions forms one of the research priorities of the UKRI Prosperity Partnership in Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN).Within SWAN, we have adopted LoRaWAN, a proprietary low-power wide area technology developed for the Internet of Things (IoT), as a candidate technology for detailed evaluation given the increasing prevalence within remote telemetry applications. In this presentation, a novel unsupervised machine learning (ML) algorithm is presented for the expeditious RF fingerprinting of LoRa modulated chirps, as rogue device identification based on received signal strength indicator (RSSI) alone is unlikely to yield a robust means for sensor authentication within critical infrastructure deployments. Specifically, an unsupervised ML algorithm is used to rapidly train an artificial neural network (ANN) matrix creating self-organizing maps (SOMs) for each authentic transmitter and a potential rogue node. The SOMs are then used to train a general classifier which will be shown to reliably profile each transmitter as friend or foe.

15:45

Networking refreshment break

16:15

Session 2: Chaired by Dr Vidhya Sridhar, TTP Group and Radio Technology SIG Champion

16:20

Daniel Clarke, Stakeholder & Partnerships Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire

16:40

Speaker to be announced shortly

17:00

Panel session with all speakers, Chaired by Dr Vidhya Sridhar, TTP Group and Radio Technology SIG Champion

17:20

Closing remarks

17:30

Delegates are invited to join the CW Founders' Dinner drinks reception, which is being held in the same location

Speakers

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, then spearheaded Bristol’s hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications. He is the Co-Director of this centre. He leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity; which includes the recent award of an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in the field of Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN). Mark’s current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab. He has over 30 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, experimental evaluation and optimization of Massive MIMO, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems. With a strong industrially focused research portfolio, he is also the School Research Impact Director.

Duncan Bennett - Business Development Manager, IndesmaTech

Duncan Bennett is Business Development Manager of Indesmatech Aps who support the sales of Semtech semiconductors in Northern Europe. Prior to Indesmatech he worked as part of the marketing team at Everspin and before that as Product Marketing Manager for Ramtron International. He has held similar positions with Cyan Technology, Cygnal Integrated Products, and served as a field applications engineer with Dallas Semiconductor. His ~35 year career in Electronics started as a design engineer before moving to technical support and sales of semiconductors. Duncan holds a Bachelor of Computing and Communications Engineering with honors, Bradford University.

Daniel Clarke - Stakeholder & Partnerships Manager, Connecting Cambridgeshire

Dan is the Programme Manager for the Smart Cambridge programme which was set up to explore how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Local councils, technology businesses, university researchers and partner organisations are working together to find smart ways to tackle city challenges, such as transport and air quality.

Yichao Jin - Programme Leader, Toshiba Europe Ltd

Dr. Yichao Jin is an industrial wireless expert with over 14 years of industrial research and engineering experience. He leads the industrial wireless network team in Toshiba Bristol research and Innovation laboratory, working on wireless and IIoT technologies such as IEEE 802.15.4 (low power mesh), IEEE 802.15.1 (Bluetooth), IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), LoRaWAN, 5G/6G etc. with their applications in smart city, factory automation, retail logistics, and energy verticals. He is a Fellow of IET and Chartered Engineer (CEng). He is the Industrial PI of multiple multi-million £ UK/EU funded projects. He was also the technology lead of the UMBRELA project, deploying one of the largest IIoT living testbeds in the UK.

SIG Champions

Mark Beach - Professor of Radio Systems Engineering, University of Bristol (Communication Systems & Networks Research Group)

Mark Beach received his PhD for research addressing the application of Smart Antenna techniques to GPS from the University of Bristol in 1989, where he subsequently joined as a member of academic staff. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1996, Reader in 1998 and Professor in 2003. He was Head of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering from 2006 to 2010, then spearheaded Bristol’s hosting of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications. He is the Co-Director of this centre. He leads research in the field of enabling technologies for the delivery of 5G and beyond wireless connectivity; which includes the recent award of an EPSRC Prosperity Partnership in the field of Secure Wireless Agile Networks (SWAN). Mark’s current research activities are delivered through the Communication Systems and Networks Group, forming a key component within Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab. He has over 30 years of physical layer wireless research embracing the application of Spread Spectrum technology for cellular systems, adaptive or smart antenna for capacity and range extension in wireless networks, MIMO aided connectivity for through-put enhancement, experimental evaluation and optimization of Massive MIMO, Millimetre Wave technologies as well as flexible RF technologies for SDR modems. With a strong industrially focused research portfolio, he is also the School Research Impact Director.

Brian Collins - Managing Consultant, BSC Associates

Brian has designed antennas for applications including radio and TV broadcasting, base stations, handsets and consumer products, and has operated his own consultancy firm for the last 12 years. He has published more than 70 papers on antenna topics and contributed chapters to several recent textbooks. He operates a small consultancy company, chairs the Antenna Interface Standards Group and is an Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.

Vidhya Sridhar - Consultant, TTP plc

Vidhya Sridhar is a consultant at The Technology Partnership (TTP) Plc. She has a background in digital signal processing and physical layer design and development. In her PhD at Imperial College London, she carried out research on array signal processing techniques with applications in 5G and defence. Prior to her PhD, she spent three years working on physical layer design and development in LTE and WiMAX at Broadcom (India) and Alcatel Lucent (India) respectively.

Peter Topham - Principal Engineer, Qualcomm Technologies International

Peter has more than 30 years experience of RF and high-speed circuit design, taking chips into production ranging from FM Band II through cellular, Bluetooth and on to UWB at 10GHz. He has been with Qualcomm for 7 years, specialising in low-power RF design for portable and wearable products.

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Cynthia Beerbower Room, Dorothy Garrod Building, Newnham College, Cambridge, CB3 9DF

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