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Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology

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Five Year Renewal of Wireless Internet I/UCRC  (Polytechnic University of New York)

I/UCRC: WICAT@VT  (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

The Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC),  collaborates with industry partners to create flexible, efficient, and secure wireless networks that satisfy communication needs in businesses, homes, and elsewhere. The center's research helps industries increase the value of their investments in wireless technology by providing expertise on leading-edge technologies and strategies for leveraging technology investments.

The research focuses on technolgoies needed to enhance the capacity, usability and wide adoption of the wireless internet, and addresses emerging challenges in a timely manner.


Education & Outreach

An I/UCRC not only contributes to the nation's research infrastructure base; it also enhances the intellectual capacity of the science and engineering workforce through the integration of research and education. The program leverages NSF funding with industry resources to support students performing industrially relevant and interdisciplinary research.

At the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology, research is carried out by faculty members working with undergraduate students, graduate students and post-docs, thereby contributing to the training of next generation of wireless professionals.

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