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WLAN – The Next Generation

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As portable computers become more widespread as business tools there is an increasing need for wireless connectivity. This video shows the expertise of CSIRO's Division of Radiophysics in the development of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN's)

Produced in 1992.

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00:02:00 | Title
00:02:06 | Male office worker typing on laptop computer, graph displayed on screen
00:02:25 | Division of Information Technology showcase interactive displayed on computer screen
00:02:30 | Male office worker typing on laptop computer
00:02:33 | CU of computer simulation of 3D terrain model on screen
00:02:35 | High angle view of open plan office showing workers in cubicles working on computers, tilt up to Local Area Network antenna mounted in ceiling
00:02:50 | Animated CSIRO logo fly in
00:02:55 | Multilayered montage - various CSIRO activities
00:03:26 | On screen text giving the three choices of carrier for wireless LANs
00:03:52 | Animation - simulation of infra-red transmission within an office situation
00:04:18 | Animation - simulation of microwave transmission within an office situation
00:04:40 | Animation - simulation of millimetre wave transmission within an office situation
00:05:22 | Male technician testing portable transmitter unit, wave form on oscilloscope screen
00:05:41 | False colour SEM images of integrated circuit
00:05:51 | Pan across test transmitter and receiver
00:06:01 | Close up views of high rise buildings
00:06:06 | Animation - demonstration of multipath signals
00:06:26 | Animation - planar steerable antenna
00:06:32 | Animation - demonstration of multipath signals
00:06:37 | Male researchers examining circuit and antenna designs on computer screen
00:07:24 | Millimetre wave transceiver and antenna test units
00:07:30 | Male researcher at computer using WLAN Software Transmitter showing onscreen graphics
00:07:50 | Researchers testing signals, wave form on oscilloscope screen
00:08:19 | Male researcher at computer analysing signal results, waveforms displayed on screen
00:08:38 | Transportable testbed being wheeled into office cubicle testing performance of different antennas in office environments
00:08:53 | CSIRO labeled circuit board
00:08:59 | Researcher placing transmitter unit in ceiling space and connecting to ceiling mounted antenna
00:09:06 | Australia telescope array, Narrabri
00:09:10 | Technician with racks of electronics, opens bay and slides out circuit board
00:09:15 | Researchers at computers
00:09:19 | Ceiling mounted antenna within office
00:09:24 | Male technician testing portable transmitter unit, wave form on oscilloscope screen
00:09:30 | Researcher testing antenna in anechoic chamber
00:09:33 | Animation - planar steerable antenna
00:09:37 | Transceiver animated onto card that could fit within computer
00:09:49 | CSIRO logo
00:09:54 | End