Announcing NEWSDR at WPI on Thr/Fri May 21/22 (Next Week)

  •                       NEWSDR 2015                             *
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  •       New England Workshop on Software-Defined Radio          *
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  •                       Fifth-Annual                            *
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  •                        Main Event                             *
  •             Friday May 22, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM                  *
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  •                 GNU Radio Hacking Workshop                    *
  •            Thursday May 21, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM                 *
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  •           Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)               *
  •                    Worcester, MA, USA                         *
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  •                      Free Registration                        *
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You are cordially invited to the 2015 New England Workshop on
Software Defined Radio (NEWSDR 2015), which is the fifth installment
of an annual series of workshops organized by the Boston SDR User
Group (SDR-Boston).

This year, NEWSDR will be held at the Rubin Campus Center of
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and consists of a day-long
Main Event on Friday, and a GNU Radio Hacking Workshop (GRHW) on the
evening before. People are welcome to attend either or both.

                        MAIN EVENT

               Friday May 22, 7:30 AM - 4 PM

                    Rubin Campus Center


  • Professor frederic harris, San Diego State University


  • Professor Miriam Leeser, Northeastern University
  • Professor Mieczyslaw Kokar, Northeastern University


  • Covering the recent work in SDR and cognitive radio technology
  • Poster presentations are now being solicited
  • See link at the bottom of this email to submit your abstract


  • The MathWorks Inc.
  • National Instruments / Ettus R.
  • MediaTek Wireless Inc.
  • Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WI Lab) at WPI


  • The MathWorks Inc.
  • National Instruments / Ettus R.


  • Free parking
  • Free breakfast, lunch, coffee provided

The Main Event features invited speakers, technical poster
presentation sessions, hardware and software demonstrations from the
event sponsors, and two technical seminars, all focusing on recent
work in SDR and cognitive radio technology.

The event provides an excellent networking opportunity and a terrific
venue to exchange thoughts and ideas with other people working in
the SDR space.

             GNU Radio Hacking Workshop (GRHW)

            Thursday May 21, 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        Atwater Kent Laboratories Building, Room 227


  • Dr. Tom R., Rondeau Research LLC


  • Free parking
  • Free pizza, drinks, and dessert provided

The GRHW is a great opportunity for people to learn about how to
productively use GNU Radio and USRP devices. The workshop is aimed
at both novice users as well as at those with some previous basic

The GRHW will be run by Dr. Tom R., who will briefly speak about
the current state and future directions of the GNU Radio project.

Then attendees will work in groups to implement a communications
system from scratch, with guidance from other attendees and the event
organizers to answer questions and help with problems. A working
system will be presented at the end. The objective will be to
implement a commercial FM stereo receiver, with RDS support. For
people new to GNU Radio, the staff at GRHW will provide a guided
walk-through of how to get started and complete most of the task.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptops. Laptops with
USB 3.0 ports are strongly suggested. USRP B210 and N210 radios
will be provided. Bootable live USB flash drives will also be
provided, so nothing will need to be installed on attendees’ laptops.

  • Registration is completely free

  • Registration takes less than 5 minutes

  • Registration includes free parking and free food

  • You must register online in order to receive a voucher for
    free parking and free food

  • Attendance, food, parking are all limited, so please register
    online as soon as possible to secure your spot

  • Registration deadline is Friday May 15

  • See link at the bottom of this announcement to register online

  • Your registration information will be kept confidential and
    private, and will not be shared with any other third-party





         More information, and the event schedule,
        for this event can be found at our website: