Jeana Cunningham, VP of Strategic Sales for Federal, R&E, and Craig Healey, sales manager, of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc, visited the Systems Research Lab (SRL) on October 9th, 2012. Director and principal investigator, Dr. Yuhua Chen provided an overview of the research conducted at the SRL and gave a sneak peek into future plans. She pointed out the benefits of implementing the technologies developed at the SRL on Fujitus's equipment. It would be of mutual interests of the University of Houston and Fujitsu Network Communications, if a strong research partnership is forged. Dr. Chen suggested a few research directions that could spur out based on the work done at the SRL, which has the potential of commercialization. Establishing a joint development partnership between SRL and Fujitsu Network Communications will allow both to strengthen their leading positions in their respective domains.
Following the presentation of Dr. Chen, her doctoral students Wenhao Chen and Linsen Wu, along with Dimitriy Chenchykov, a Mater's student, demonstrated SRL's system prototyping expertise in network communication system designs, and embedded system designs. Mr. Wu and Mr. Chenchykov demonstrated a multi-party interactive iPad application they developed that can remotely control the transmission and display of high-resolution images onto large HD displays for interactive viewing over a network testbed, comprising of Fujitsu’s Flashwave optical switches. Mr. W. Chen demonstrated a half-duplex communication channel he designed and developed between FPGA boards which can be potentially deployed in down-hole applications of the Oil and Gas industry.
* This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers CNS-0708613, 0923481, 0926006, and the Texas Advanced Research Program (ARP) under Grant G096059. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.