WInnForum Top Ten Innovations

In 2010, The Wireless Innovation Forum initiated an ongoing project to identify major innovations that would be required to create the foundation of the next generation of wireless devices. These innovations, either technical, business or regulatory, if realized, would address various shortcomings in existing wireless communications from the point of view of the different stakeholders in the wireless industry value-chain, including users, radio or platform manufacturers, software and hardware component providers, operators and service providers, spectrum regulators. These innovations don’t necessarily need to result in patents or intellectual property, but they would serve to help the community in addressing emerging wireless communications requirements through improved performance of deliverables, reduced total life cost of ownership and the responsive and rapid deployment of standardized families of products, technologies, and services.

To create this innovation roadmap, the Forum’s Roadmap Committee sought participation from the different stakeholders to identify perceived or real shortcomings in the wireless domain and or to propose innovations that could potentially address these shortcomings. From the input received, the Forum’s Roadmap Committee selected the following as the revised “Top 10 Innovations” that have the most potential of improving the wireless communications experience.

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  1. Innovation #1Dynamic Spectrum Management
  2. Innovation #2Advanced Interference Mitigation Techniques 
  3. Innovation #3: Propagation Prediction Techniques for Dynamic Spectrum Sharing
  4. Innovation #4: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Radios
  5. Innovation #5:  Flexible, Extensible, and Secure Transportation Communication Framework, Architecture, and Management 
  6. Innovation #6: Receiver Performance Interference Thresholds
  7. Innovation #7: Low Cost Wide Spectral Range RF Front-End (Multi-decade; Contiguous) (Tx,Rx)
  8. Innovation #8Efficient Techniques to Minimize Power Amplifier Spectral Regrowth in Non-contiguous Spectral Environment
  9. Innovation #9: Network Management of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET)
  10. Innovation #10: Integrated Development and Debug Environment to Create Portable SW-Based Applications on Embedded Heterogeneous Platforms

In support of the Forum’s Strategic Plan, the Roadmap Committee will maintain this list, adding or subtracting innovations as required to serve the overall needs of the advanced wireless community. The intention of the Forum is to promote this list across the advanced wireless community, and to support research and development activities addressing the targeted innovations both within the Forum membership and in partner organizations.