On Friday, December 7 2001, starting at 2 p.m. PT, an affiliate of Calit² will stream a live webcast on Ultra WideBand (UWB) wireless technology. Starting at 2 p.m. PT, Dr. Roberto Aiello of Discrete Time Communications will deliver a guest seminar sponsored by the Center for Wireless Communications. His talk, "An Overview of UWB Technology and Status of the Industry," will originate from the Center for Magnetic Recording Research on the campus of the Jacobs School of Engineering at University of California, San Diego.

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UWB promises higher performance and lower cost wireless connectivity. In this talk, Dr. Aiello will discuss the motivations behind UWB technology, its technical advantages and the challenges related to its development, including possible research directions. He will also describe how the regulatory work has developed since 1998 and where it is headed. Dr. Aiello will provide a brief history of Fantasma Networks, his opinions on the status of UWB today and a comparison of the various developments in the industry.

Biographical Overview
Dr. Roberto Aiello is a consultant for high technology companies. He is also a founder of Discrete Time Communications, which provides consulting and licensing services to wireless companies. He was previously the founder, President and CEO at Fantasma Networks. In less than a year, Fantasma Networks grew to be one of the recognized leaders in Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology. Prior to Fantasma, Dr. Aiello joined Interval Research in 1996 to work on advanced wireless technologies, where he built the first documented UWB network. He previously held senior positions at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and the National Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory in Texas. Dr. Aiello holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Trieste.