The schedule for Special Topic Reports is as follows.
Billy Crawford: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Tom Goodman and Anthony Curtis: Digital compression techniques (e.g. mp3, mpeg, dvd, etc.)
Kevin Turner: HDTV and digital TV broadcasting; standardization, implementation costs, advantages, comparison with analog TV.
Jim Ritter and Eric Ehrbar: Ultra-wide Band Communications (UWB)
Ig An and Christian Ottesen: History of Electrical Communication
Darwin Flores: Satellite communication
Ahmad Hassan and Kathe Woodside: Highspeed Modems and DSL
Christian Stebbins: Early wireless communication, the Marconi wireless telegraph
Sam Reier: Wireless communication with multiple antennas, beamforming
Matt Sharp: Wireless MIMO, space-time codes
Franklin Gibboney and Jordan Rice: Digital encryption (for security)
Charlie Ryland and Robert Warner: Cassette tapes for audio recording
Brian Strojny: Surround sound