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Final Wireless At Princeton

  1. 1. Wireless at Princeton Eugene Baah ‘02 and Cameron Carr ‘03
  2. 2. What Is Wireless? <ul><li>Wireless is communication by radio, which affords mobility, portability and ease of connectivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Cellular telephony is comprised of four main components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cells – the service area covered by a base station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Base stations – located at the center of a cell and communicates with wireless devices (i.e. Palms, “smartphones”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wireless links – connects mobile phones with base stations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile switching centers – transfers signals from base stations via high-speed lines and sends them over traditional wired-line networks. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why Should We Care Now? <ul><li>Telecommunications is a trillion dollar business. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless has recently overtaken wired-lines. </li></ul><ul><li>There are currently over 1 billion cellular subscribers. </li></ul><ul><li>There has been enormous growth in the number and variety of wireless services. </li></ul><ul><li>3G services will allow people to access the internet without expensive PCs. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Princeton Solution <ul><li>We recommend that Princeton use a combined model, which combines the educational and research environment of MIT’s Media Labs with the the complete integration of wireless into the college community at American University. </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton should build their own wireless network, with special emphasis in two areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This network should facilitate the integration of 3G technology to enhance learning and interaction within the community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Princeton should initiate a program allowing students, faculty, and industry leaders to research, create, and develop new technologies in wireless. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Who Will Benefit? <ul><li>Three main areas stand to benefit from this program: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The general student body, faculty, and staff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and faculty in Engineering. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service providers and technology companies (SPTCs). </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Student Body, Faculty and Staff <ul><li>All students and faculty will have the latest wireless devices/phones. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These phones will replace the current wired-lines and student ID cards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and faculty will use phones to pay for dining and to gain entrance into buildings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All phones will have GPS to locate buildings, other students, and stores in the area. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All phones will have standard high-speed wireless internet browsing capabilities, as used frequently with desktops. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Students and Faculty in Engineering <ul><li>This group will oversee the technical aspects of the wireless network. </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduates will gain additional hands-on technical experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Students will gain the opportunity to create and design new technology in a structured setting. </li></ul><ul><li>A team consisting of faculty, students, and industry leaders will be assigned to each project. </li></ul><ul><li>Patents, licensing, and research publications will be developed and distributed through this program. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Public Safety <ul><li>A panic button will allow people to be located using GPS. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It can also allow public safety to monitor large gatherings as a prevention technique. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students’ information (medical records, personal information) are stored on their phones and can be easily accessed by proctors using Bluetooth. </li></ul><ul><li>Proctors can even verify students’ identity and other personal information on the go. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wireless at Princeton <ul><li>Adopting this program will enhance the interaction and development of all members in the community. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research programs will promote opportunities in new and exciting areas, and will give students hands-on practical experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 3G network will allow students to utilize technology in order to facilitate their social and intellectual development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This program will attract the best and the brightest people in the field, and will facilitate Princeton’s goals to mold and develop leaders of the future. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Here are some of the technologies used on 3G networks that students will utilize.