Due Date: August 10, 2009
Value: 30 points total
Grade: The paper will be graded on spelling, grammar, style, references, and the completeness of the research topic.
Topic examples could include Geocache, High Definition TV, Wifi, Family Radio Service, UltraWideband, International Space Station, Cellular Network, SS7, Robotic spacecraft, Telepresence, etc.
Note: The paper must be on a telecommunications system. A system is the equipment and software that allows telecommunications to happen. What it is? How it works? Who uses it? Some small part of the paper shold discuss educational applications, but the majority of the paper needs to discuss the telecommunications systems. The Internet as a system is to large for 10-15 pages :-). You could pick some small system aspect of the Internet to examine. As in WiFi or the future of Balloons to provide Internet to Rural areas...etc. We will discuss the final paper more during our online course sessions.