Spectrum Wars

CONNECT participated in this year’s Discover Research Dublin event, hosting a public lecture entitled, “Trends with Benefits: Our Internet of Things Future” and “Spectrum Wars”, an interactive team game illustrating principles such as bandwidth, frequency, and interference.

Spectrum Wars

“Can you hear me now?” When you struggle to hear someone on your mobile phone, you are possibly experiencing spectrum interference. ‘Spectrum Wars’ illustrates the principles involved in wireless communication. Two teams of players are pitted against each other to create and maintain a wireless connection in a dynamic environment. The goal is to transfer data as quickly as possible between a transmitter and receiver while working to avoid interference from each other and other users in the spectrum bands.

It’s a fun and educational game illustrating the principles of spectrum sharing, wireless signals, frequencies, interference and much more.

Trends with Benefits: Our Internet of Things Future

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most exciting trends in the world of technology at present. What does it mean? What is the science behind it? What are the potential benefits? And what are the implications for our privacy? This presentation will look at some trends in IoT and how our lives are about to change (again).

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.


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