2018 Banquet and Technical Symposium

RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium and Awards Banquet
was held in New York City, Saturday November 17th


View photos (63) of the 2018 Awards Banquet here


The Awards Banquet’s Keynote Speaker was Dr. Ted Rappaport. Dr. Rappaport has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited over 200 papers and 20 books in the wireless field, including the classic Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice (translated into seven languages), Principles of Communication Systems Simulation with Wireless Applications, and Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications: IS-95 and Third Generation CDMA Applications. Dr. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is a professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is a pioneer in RF propagation, wireless systems simulation, and 5G networks. His research has influenced international standards bodies for three decades.


We had panels on  5G Technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and FirstNet.  We also had speakers on the challenges of data on HF links, the 2017 solar eclipse’s impact on propagation, the 5G Market Rollout, and the role of the Naval Radio School at Harvard during WWI.  Our two youth presenters spoke on Working With A Solar Powered Digipeater.

The full Agenda, Abstracts, and Presenters’ Bios are found here.


The 2018 RCA Technology Symposium and Awards Banquet was held at the Westin New York Times Square. This beautiful, 4 star property right in the heart of Times Square, is offering RCA a fantastic room rate and beautiful facilities for the Technical Symposium as well as the Banquet.






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