Summers Named Working Group Chair

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-8.18 engineering subcommittee establishes standardized methodologies for modeling and simulating wireless communications in public safety systems.  Over the past two years, it has undertaken the update of Telecommunications Systems Bulletin (TSB)-88.2 and the creation of TSB-88.4 and TSB-88.5 to address the coming introduction of broadband systems (most notably in the 700MHz band in the U.S.).  TSB-88.2E was recently published, with the publication of TSB-88.4 and TSB-88.5 also expected in the near future.

Dr. Todd Summers is now the chair for Working Group 8.18.1, which is responsible for TSB (Telecommunications Systems Bulletin)-88.1 and TSB-88.3.  These documents specifically address performance modeling and verification, respectively, for narrowband wireless systems.