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30 Megahertz Spectrum Offering by The FCC “Low Band Spectrum Incentive Auction” March 2016

By Amy Jones / September 21, 2015

The unlicensed spectrum has been powerful platform for driving innovation, investment, and economic growth. Hundreds of billions of dollars in value for our economy and consumers, has been generated by the unlicensed spectrum, via breakthroughs like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. What technologies will emerge next? The FCC has a central goal to maximize the amount of…

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Electric Fail-Safe Issue: Honda Accord Recalls Over 6,700 Hybrid Vehicles In United States

By Amy Jones / September 10, 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration an electrical flaw may cause the Honda Accord Hybrid (2014-2015 models) to switch to fail-safe electric vehicle mode. In this electric vehicle mode the vehicle “may” travel for about 2 miles at 40 mph, at which point the hybrid battery will discharge and the vehicle will stall.…

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Cell Phones Cause Electromagnetic Interference With Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

By Amy Jones / September 6, 2015

A study was performed to test the electromagnetic interference of cell phones with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. Close to 4 million ICD’s have been implanted in the United States, and well over 3.25 million cell phones are in use in the U.S. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators are life-saving medical devices implanted in patients who are at risk…

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Connecting Automobiles via Wi-Fi and Cellular Radio Frequencies Provides Endless Benefits

By Amy Jones / September 5, 2015

The benefits of cars with Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity reach beyond function and convenience as the consumer demand facilitates automakers to provide a vehicle with technology that keeps on rolling. With more connectivity in vehicles comes an increasing need for the networks to support these demands. Smartphones have extended the massive technological advances in recent…

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Computers Physically Isolated From Public Network’s Can Still Be Hacked By Cell Phones

By Amy Jones / September 1, 2015

Air-gapped computers are isolated from public networks, physically and technically, to prevent hacking over the internet, but if the computers are not enclosed in Faraday Rooms to block RF emissions, they may not be safe enough. Basic Security measures such as restricting the use of cell phones, limiting cell phone capabilities like cameras, video, and…

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Safety Commission Reports Ikea Recalls Children’s Nightlight For Electrical Shock Hazard

By Amy Jones / August 22, 2015

About 442,000 nightlights intended for children were recalled by Swedish retailer Ikea. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that Ikea would be taking all of their Patrull nightlights off the market to prevent further injuries. A child attempting to remove a nightlight out of an electrical outlet got an electrical shock and suffered a minor…

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Wireless Robotic Lawn Mower (RLM) System: iRobot Request For Waiver Granted By FCC

By Amy Jones / August 14, 2015

A battery operated self-propelled lawn mower uses multiple, portable beacons, strategically placed on a lawn to map the designated mowing area. The beacons send transmissions to the RLM system, defining what boundaries the mower operates within. A petition was granted by the FCC waiving its rules, permitting the iRobot Corporation to deploy their wirelessly operated…

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“WATCH” Utilizes The UHF Spectrum Unused By Un-watched TV Broadcasting’s For Data Transfer

By Amy Jones / August 6, 2015

Rice University researchers built “WATCH”, Wi-Fi in Active TV Channels, the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over active TV broadcasts using the UHF spectrum. While using WARP, the wireless open-access research platform, they were able to test WATCH at the Rice University Campus in 2014 with an FCC approval. As the popularity of…

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MoM-EFIE Method Introduced for EMI Testing In Complex Cavities: Aircraft Environments

By Amy Jones / July 29, 2015

Creating standard methods to measure the Electromagnetic Interference on an aircraft’s environment has been compounded by the constant feed of improved personal electronic devices (PED’s) and the demand of aircraft passengers to fly with communication services similar to office-like conditions. As the complexity of communication services that meets the needs of this business and social…

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