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CLE: Improving Interference Immunity: Exploring the FCC’s Proceeding on Receiver Performance

January 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

The FCBA Engineering and Technical Committee will sponsor a CLE on Tuesday, January 17 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET entitled Improving Interference Immunity: Exploring the FCC’s Proceeding on Receiver Performance.  This program will be held virtually via the Zoom platform.

If you have any registration issues, please contact Elizabeth Hagerty.

The FCBA will apply for 2.0 hours of MCLE credit from the VA Bar.  This program has not yet been approved.

With the demand for spectrum unwaning, improved spectrum management becomes increasingly important.  Regulators have long considered the impact of transmitters on the spectrum-sharing environment and are now taking another look at the role of receivers in spectrum policy.  In April 2022, the FCC sought public input on this matter in response to a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) on “Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum through Improved Receiver Interference Immunity Performance.”

This CLE will discuss the Commission’s open proceeding and issues related to receiver performance more generally.  It will begin with a presentation on the NOI, followed by two panels with invited speakers from government, industry, and academia.  The first panel will examine the role of receiver performance on spectrum management, the state of receiver performance in the U.S. today, and key issues that should be considered in developing any policies to promote receiver interference immunity.  The second panel will consider different approaches the FCC could take to promote receiver interference immunity, potential legal or technical challenges to their implementation, and the costs and benefits of these approaches.


3:00 – 3:05 p.m.          Welcome and Introductions

 3:05 – 3:20 p.m.          Overview of the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry on “Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum through Improved Receiver Interference Immunity Performance”

Kara Graves, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

3:20 – 4:10 p.m.          The State of Receiver Performance and Implications for Spectrum Management

Kumar Balachandran, Principal Researcher, Ericsson
Erin Boone, Chief of Staff and Wireless Advisor, Office of Commissioner Nathan Simington, FCC
Nickolas LaSorte, Senior Electrical Engineer, NTIA
Don Root, Spectrum Management Committee Chair, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council

Madi Lottenbach, Associate, Wiley Rein LLP

4:10 – 5:00 p.m.          Approaches to Improving Receiver Interference Immunity

John Gifft, Senior Attorney, Hardware, Software & Connectivity, John Deere
Dr. Monisha Ghosh, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame
Hank Hultquist, Vice President-Federal Regulatory, AT&T
JP (Pierre) de Vries, Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor at the Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado Boulder

E. Barlow Keener, Senior Division Counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson

COST: $135.00 for Private Sector Members; $50.00 for Government/Academic/Transitional/Retired Members; $95.00 for Non-Profit 501c3 Members; No charge for Law Student Members; $205.00 for Non-Members

Cancellations due no later than 24 hours prior to the program start time.


January 17, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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