Phase II IUCRC North Carolina State University: Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC)
Jacob James Adams
Project runs from 09/15/2019 to 08/31/2023
The major goal of National Science Foundation’s Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC) lead by the University of Arizona is “advancing wireless technologies and providing cost-effective and practical solutions for next-generation (5G & beyond) wireless systems, millimeter-wave communications, wireless cybersecurity, shared-spectrum access systems, full-duplex transmissions, massive MIMO techniques, and others.” The North Carolina State University (NCSU) is planning to join NSF BWAC center starting in 2019 with at least four full industrial members. The addition of NCSU into BWAC will synergistically complement BWAC mission and vision, by introducing new and complementary research areas, including millimeter wave (mmWave) theory, circuits, antennas, and experimentation, drone based communications, visible light communications (VLC), antenna design for broadband communications, non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) and its variants, among other areas.