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Career up (Unique R&D) Opportunity at NICT, Japan Opportunity for post-doctoral fellows and equivalents globally (The "equivalents“: those who have already published papers on journals and are " sure to get Ph. D after certain amount of months or years“. The plan is to offer them "researcher" positions and the similar treatment to post-doctoral fellows. ) Having hands-on prototype development, project management experiences and relatively basic/long term research experiences leading to academic paper publication. The basic term will be 3 years and the location of work will be Yokosuka Japan. The compensation will be very competitive to other post-doctoral fellow positions.
Research areas: Ubiquitous Mobile Communications Group of NICT has been doing research and development on various types of wireless communications systems ranging from 4 th generation cellular, WLAN, Millimeter wave communications, ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems), Digital terrestrial TV broadcasting and others in addition to various core technologies supporting the many wireless systems from PHY to protocol and network. Expected outcome: The program (for post-doctoral fellows and equivalents) aims that they can have both hands-on prototype development and project management experiences in addition to relatively basic/long term research experience leading to academic paper publication. The basic term will be 3 years and the location of work will be Yokosuka Japan. The compensation will be very competitive to other postdoctoral fellow positions.
NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) Japan 1. A sole national research institute on information and communications technologies (NICT) in Japan 2. Funded by government 3. Established in 1896 (110 years history) 4. (Relatively) long term R&D target 5. About 380 Employees 6. Research areas: Wireless communications, Networks, Biological ICT, Knowledge communications, Multimedia communications, Information security, Remote sensing, EMC
NICT of Japan - 3 Research Departments, 7 Research Centers, 6 Program Directors Research Department 1 New Generation Network Research Center - Network Architecture Group, Photonic Network Group, Advanced Communications Technology Group, Space-Time Standards Group - New Generation Wireless Communications Research Center Ubiquitous Mobile Communications Group, Space Communications Group, Medical ICT Group - Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center Biological ICT Group, Nano ICT Group Research Department 2 - Knowledge Creating Communication Research Center Computational Linguistics Group, Spoken Language Communication Group, Knowledge Clustered Group, Universal City Group - Universal Media Research Center 3 D Spatial Image and Sound Group, Multimodal Communication Group Research Department 3 - Information Security Research Center Network Security Incident Response Group, Traceable Secure Network Group, Security Fundamentals Group, Disaster Management and Mitigation Group, - Applied Electromagnetic Research Center Radio wave Remote Sensing Group, Environment Sensing and Network Group, Space Environment Group
NICT History Apr. 2004: NICT was established Oct. 1896: Radio Telegraph Research Division was established as a part of Electrotechnical Laboratory, Ministry of Communications Apr. 1942: Radio Physics Laboratory was opened Aug. 1952: Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) was established Apr. 1988: Reorganization from Radio Research Laboratory to Communications Research Laboratory (CRL) Jul. 1997: Yokosuka Radio Communications Research Center established at YRP (Yokosuka Research Park) Jul. 2000: Keihanna Info-Communication Research Center established Aug. 2002: Asia Research Center established
Ubiquitous Mobile Communications Group - Performance in last 5 years - See another PP.
New Generation Wireless Research Center
Ubiquitous Mobile Communications Group - Plan for coming 5 years Basic philosophy 1. Contributions to industry (including contributions to global standardization) 2. Contributions to academia 3. Raising research level to global standard and higher 4. Globalization through research collaboration, study contract, hiring non-Japanese researchers (current non -Japanese researchers in UMC Group: 7)
Ubiquitous Mobile Communications Goal: To contribute to wireless industry and academia through technology breakthrough – through global collaboration with academia and industry Three R&D Categories: （１）Highly reliable cognitive radio Technology developments including: Spectrum Sensing, sensed data management, , software defined radio, multimode/band communications, universal IF/RF （２）Distributed radio resource management Technology developments including: Best air interface selection and spectrum management through distributed data over portable terminals and networks （３）Autonomous ad hoc network Technology developments including: seamless handover among different air interface terminals and networks, distributed mobility management, autonomous management of ad hoc networks
Specific technologies 1. High speed sensing technology 2. Sensed data management technology 3. Multi mode / band communication technology (through software defined radio) 4. Universal IF / RF technology 5. Highly efficient radio resource usage technology 6. Autonomous ad hoc network management technology 7. Wide area radio communications network technology
Other Ongoing Projects 1. Millimeter wave communications: FWA (Fixed Wireless Access), WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) 2. ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems): “road to car” and “car to car” at various frequency bands 3. Terrestrial digital TV broadcasting – “gap filler” 4. Others
Millimeter wave consortium for IEEE 8802. 15. 3 c ・A consortium on Millimeter wave communications systems commercialization consortium establishment • was announced on June 21 by gathering 36 institutes (42 attendees). • The announcement meeting was quite successful by getting all important members including SONY, Panasonic, Sanyo, NEC, NTT, Tohoku university, Tokyo Institute of Technology and so on. • The consortium will formulate 6 Working groups lead by “founding members” to contribute to the IEEE standardization
Shu Kato Academic activity summary • Total number of papers ever published in refereed scientific journals; 73 • Total number of papers published in full in refereed conference • proceedings; 109 • Number of patents obtained; 75 including a patent that became a DOD standard in the USA in 1998 (a narrow bandwidth modulation scheme; invented in 1982) • BOOKS 7 Co-authored one (" TDMA Communications”) and 6 books (chapters were authored) • Other journal/conference papers; 7 • • • Fellow, IEEE Jan. 2000 - Editor, IEEE Trans on Communi. March, 93 to March 96 Chairman of Satellite and Space Communi. Committee June, 94 to December 96
Shu Kato Technology Development Summary • • The specialty ranges from basic technology development, ASIC implementation of them, equipment development by using the developed ASICs, to system development & installation of them for network applications. The R&D targets expanded to consumer products such as PCS and cellular phones successfully, and the specialty has expanded to consumer product development, quality assurance and mass production. One of the important aspects through the whole works is simultaneous pursuit of academic and industrial contributions by carrying out both research and development at the same time; 1. New and inventive basic technology development (numerous patents), 2. ASIC implementation of them (39 ASICs developed so far without respins), 3. Commercial-use equipment/system design by employing these ASICs, development, production, and installation of them. Among the successful research and development experiences/management in Japan and USA followings are major two contributions to technology development, raised two different technologies from bottom to the top of the world: First general-purpose TDMA ASIC development in the world in 1986 which enabled to commercialize satellite TDMA technologies in domestic satellite communications through huge cost and development time reduction The highest sensitivity PCS receiver development through the first coherent demodulation at 384 kb/s in the world and patented click noise suppression of ADPCM coded signals over fading channels (6 d. B better receiver sensitivity in 1995), full digital baseband ASIC development first in the world which were implemented in the first 2 v CMOS ASIC to realize the lowest power consumption in 1995.
Shu Kato R&D Highlights • • • • • • • 1. Raised technologies from scratch to top of the world - Twice Satellite TDMA technology – the first ASIC implementation of huge systems through six kinds of general-purpose ASIC development in 1986 gave a break-through to real commercialization of satellite TDMA systems, PHS baseband technology – the best performance PHS handset (6 d. B better receiver sensitivity and lowest power consumption through 2 V CMOS implementation) in 1994. 2. Developed 39 kinds of ASICs without re-spins PHS baseband chip; the best performance PHS chip in 1994, Six d. B better receiver sensitivity (first coherent demodulation, click noise suppression), first full digital implemented modem, first chip implemented layer 2 in glue logic, lowest power ADPCM CODEC, first ASIC operated by 2 V, Viterbi decoder ASIC; fastest decoders (commercially available) in 1993, First (satellite) TDMA chip set in the world (in 1986); first successful ASIC implementation of “Huge system-on-chip”. Six kinds of general - purpose ASICs for various TDMA equipment implementation One-chip modulator and demodulator chips; 60 Mb/s – fastest in 1993, A BPSK/QPSK/OQPSK modulator chip and coherent burst demodulator chip, Cellular (IS-136) TDMA chip in 1999; embedded ARM and OAK, used for one of the best handsets in market, Rigorous ASIC validation methodology; a proven track record of no re-spins over 39 kinds of ASICs (a proven validation method for over 20 years). 3. Digital cellular phones Whole technology development from core ASIC to production; Baseband ASIC (IS-136) development, Handset development - from core technologies to factory test SW, Handset validation and certificate acquisition, High yield handset manufacturing 4. PHS (Personal Handy phone Systems) phones Core technology development for performance improvement - more than 15 patents, Handset development and mass-production 5. Satellite systems i. TDMA core technology development including burst modem, synchronization, forward error correction and network interface technologies, ii. TDMA ASIC (six kinds) development (first in the world in 1986), iii. Satellite TDMA system design, development and installation for 3 - consecutive generations in Japan, a. TDMA system for trunk transmission systems (1985), b. Demand assignment TDMA system – largest TDMA network in the world (1987), c. ISDN TDMA system providing T&U interfaces to standard ISDN terminals (1991).
Shu Kato Global/Cross-cultural Management Highlights • • • Management of global / multi-cultural companies whose business ranges from product development, production, marketing, sales in various places in the world, Establishing and running (multi-cultural) technology/product development and/or business centers including technology/product development, manufacturing, marketing, hiring, purchasing, accounting, and administration, Global (B to B) Marketing ranging from Japanese to overseas customers – the latest achievement includes proposal of a new product architecture for low cost, over 50 % production cost reduction and realizing high end advanced features resulted in over 65% global market share, Global Engineering from basic technologies to product development with a variety of motivation programs, Global Manufacturing – high quality and low cost manufacturing by using own/domestic or outsourcing/overseas factories including the latest success of over 50% production cost reduction and 100% production yield achievement, Global Quality Assurance (QA) management for higher customer satisfaction.
Further information about NICT and Contact • http: //www. nict. go. jp/index. html • Please select “English” • Please contact Shu Kato Program Director, Ubiquitous Mobile Communications, NICT 3 -4 Hikarinooka, Yokosuka, 239 -0847 Japan Email: shu. [email protected] go. jp Tel/Fax: 81 -46 -847 -5083 / 5296 Cell: 080 -3012 -5028