Center for Wireless Communications

Research

The Center’s research orientation is organized around the idea that effective research in the wireless communications area is best carried out by developing and applying a synergistic four-part approach involving analytical modeling, continuous-time and discrete-event simulation, laboratory and field measurement, and system prototyping. Much of the research to date has been carried out in cooperation with an industrial partner, and both students and faculty have benefited enormously from this partnership. The Center continues to develop additional capabilities and to form new partnerships. Diagram illustrating Research Paradigm

Areas of active research at this time include forth-generation cellular system design, cross-layer protocol design for wireless communication networks, sensor-centric networking for manufacturing enterprises, protocol design and analysis for multimedia services over ad hoc networks, and intelligent sensor network design.