|2013 - Technical Papers|
|Lawrence Rauch Award|
|Student Paper Contest|
|ICTS Nichols Award|
|Author Registration Portal|
Benefits of submitting a technical paper...
ITC 2013 Technical Session
NOTE: Please submit abstracts here: TECHNICAL PAPER PORTAL
ITC takes pride in addressing the wide range of topics important to the telemetry professional. The exhibit areas showcase the latest systems, and technical sessions lay the groundwork for tomorrow's systems. Numerous short courses are available to help practicing professionals stay current in their fields. Committees discuss the challenges of new technology, standards, security, and even the political aspects of securing and protecting the spectral resources we need. If there is a system, technology, theory or standard a telemetry professional needs to do their job, we make a place for it at ITC.
You can make a valuable contribution to the conference, and gain visibility for your organization, by submitting a technical paper. Any work that involves the theoretical design, practical implementation, performance, testing and evaluation of telemetry systems, or any subsystem or component, is welcome at ITC.
For example, there is a perennial challenge facing the telemetry community of how best to obtain, defend, and efficiently utilize spectral allocations. Increasing system complexity drives the demand for higher data rates. Unfortunately, pressure from consumer electronics and other non-telemetry RF applications makes it difficult for policy makers to allocate additional spectral space for telemetry applications. Even some of the current allocations can be put at risk if it appears they are not being fully utilized. It is important to this community to have a continuing discussion of how theoretical and hardware advances can make more efficient use of the current spectral allocations. Equally important are technical papers that review and improve standards, and discuss how these can be extended to new spectral bands.
The migration to C-band has drawn significant interest at recent ITC conferences, and we welcome a continuation of this discussion. As an increasing number of C-band systems are deployed, we hope to see papers which document how the equipment has, and has not, performed as theory predicted. A new category of papers being encouraged this year involves muti-band integration, with emphasis from RF through optical frequencies.
Network-based architectures are continuing to evolve, and the conference has hosted many regular and special sessions devoted to this topic. We welcome contributions on all facets of this topic, from network sensors and ad-hoc sensor networks, to range and global network implementations of telemetry and communication systems. We particularly encourage the examination of how elements such as smart antennas and RF systems, novel modulation and coding, and signal processing advances can be exploited to improve the throughput and reliability of networked systems.
There are many more areas of telemetry system design, from data acquisition, sensors, calibration, imaging and video systems, to digital recording, modulation, antennas, reception, data processing, display, storage and management which have found a place at past ITC conferences, and we expect will draw attention again this year.
Finally, we encourage paper submissions in areas related to commercial and medical telemetry applications. This includes, but is not limited to, automotive telemetry, as well as biomedical and sporting applications. There are many opportunities for cross-pollination between the telemetry applications which have been the main-stay of past ITC, and the rapidly growing markets in non-defence telemetry applications.
The conference has numerous paper prize competitions, including best paper prizes for standards, spectrum management, undergraduate student projects, graduate student projects, and best conference paper. Any questions regarding the content of technical papers, or the submission process can be sent to the ITC 2013 Technical Program Chair, Dr. Michael Marcellin at
, or you may simply download the technical paper flyer here for all the details.
We look forward to seeing you at Bally’s in October.
Best Paper Awards for:
- Best Conference Paper
- Lawrence Rauch Award for Standards
- Myron Nichols Award for Telemetry Spectrum Management, Preservation, Protection or Advocacy
- Undergraduate Student Awards
- Graduate Student Awards