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The Revenge of CHIRP Spread Spectrum

Thursday – September 21, 2006
7:00 AM – Registration and Networking
7:30 AM – Program

Motorola Auditorium
6450 Sequence
(See Directions Below)

$10.00 – Pre-Registration
$20.00 – At the Door
Pre-Register Before Noon on September 20th!

With a history dating back to military radar and sonar systems deployed in World War II, CHIRP Spread Spectrum (CSS) is re-emerging as a new industry standard under IEEE 802.15.4(a).  CSS RF modules are here and are expected to drive a new range wireless sensor network applications in what some industry observers are referring to as a “Perfect Storm” of features.  CHIRP is immune to most forms of multi-path interference, CHIRP supports accurate range and self-location at distances of several hundred meters, BUT unlike DSSS or FHSS, CHIRP RF is extremely difficult to detect or intercept making it an ideal solution for mission critical military applications .


John LampeVP Business Development, Nanotron Technologies
John Lampe has over twenty years of experience in the software, wireless and technology industry and is currently the Technical Editor at Large of IEEE 802.15.4a.  He has been involved as a founder of three firms, and was the first engineer hired at two others. He was a leading expert on printers, and worked on Harvard Graphics at Software Publishing Corp. Mr. Lampe has extensive experience leading the design, development, and marketing of a wide variety of innovative software and technology, from device drivers and protocol stacks to applications and user interfaces. Mr. Lampe holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.  He joined Nanotron Technologies in November, 2001.

Joe Bailey
Business Development, Lockheed Martin
For the last nine years Mr Bailey has been engaged in business development, strategy, and advanced technology initiatives in the LM Integrated Systems and Solutions Company and its predecessors. Recently, he has focused in DOD Transformation and operational capability gaps particularly in 4th generation warfare.  His current concentration is on how advances in communications and small devices can help small units in complex asymmetric environments. Prior to coming to LM he managed Enterprise Information Systems for IBM.  Joe Bailey is a retired USAF Officer.  His career spanned responsibilities in individual research, technology project management, operations, and large scale software intensive systems.  His last assignments were as System Program Director for space-based early warning and strategic defense systems.

David Shepherd, Senior Vice President, SecConOne
Dave Shepherd is Senior Vice President of SecConOne, a provider of enterprise solutions focused on vulnerability assessment and risk management systems.  Until his recent departure to join SecConOne, Mr. Shepherd was the Executive Director of Security for The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino, the world’s 4th largest hotel, where he managed the largest private police force in the state of Nevada. A retired FBI agent, he teaches Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Mr. Shepherd recently testified before the Senate Finance Committee on Border Security and he has been a guest lecturer at industry events around the country and before top-level policy makers in Washington, D.C. Mr. Shepherd has his undergraduate degree in Marketing Research from the University of Utah and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration as well as a Masters degree in Criminal Justice.


Rick Kriss, KLATU Networks

Military SIG:
Vice Admiral Walter J. Davis Jr., USN (Ret), Director, CommNexus San Diego
RDML Christopher Ames
Rory Moore, Co-founder Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. and Silicon Wave, Inc., Interim CEO, CommNexus San Diego

From the 805 Freeway, go east on Mira Mesa Boulevard.
Turn left on Genetic Center Drive, then turn right on Sequence Drive.
The Motorola office is located at 6450 Sequence Drive, at the intersection of Genetic Center Drive and Sequence Drive. (The building sits back off the road slightly.)
**The meeting will be held inside Motorola Auditorium