SDR pioneer Dr. Vanu Bose dies at 52

Photo credit: Vanu Inc.

(Source: Southgate ARC)

Software Defined Radio pioneer Dr. Vanu Gopal Bose passed away on November 11, 2017 aged 52

In 1998 he founded Vanu Inc. which pioneered the commercialization of software-defined radio and was the first company to receive FCC certification of a software-defined radio in 2004.

The firm’s technology, which grew out of Bose’s graduate research at MIT, increases the role of software in operating the radio-based component of wireless communications networks, including those used for cellphone communications.

His company had recently deployed over 40 Community Connect base stations in Puerto Rico to provide cellular service in the wake of two devastating hurricanes.

Read the Boston Globe story
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/11/12/vanu-bose-pioneer-cellular-wireless-infrastructure-dies/mK9MjcOEiuPIOovhCGUHFJ/story.html

“Virtual Radios” by Vanu Gopal Bose, et al 1998. One of the original MIT SpectrumWare papers
https://archive.org/download/VirtualRadios/VirtualRadios-VanuBose.pdf

2003 Guardian newspaper article Radio active revolution
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2003/jul/10/onlinesupplement2

Connecting the last billion
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609009/connecting-the-last-billion/

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