The promise of using millimeter-wave technology to alleviate the global spectrum crunch has prompted Intel to join the NYU Wireless research program as an industry affiliate.
"We're excited about the potential for millimeter-wave technology to help serve the growing demand for wireless bandwidth," said David Ott, program director for Intel's University Research Office. "NYU's cutting-edge research to explore millimeter-wave channels in urban environments will help inform the evolution of next-generation small-cell network technologies."
Launched by the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU Wireless conducts research on advanced wireless technologies, computing and medical applications. As part of its cutting-edge research on millimeter-wave propagation, NYU Wireless students recently completed a unique millimeter-wave propagation database of measurements made throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.
In 2013, Intel awarded the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering funding for research in wireless communications as part of a collaborative project involving Ted Rappaport--who is NYU Wireless' director and founder--along with a team of professors at the University of Southern California and Princeton University. The award was made through the Intel Strategic Research Alliance on 5G.
Other industrial sponsors of the NYU Wireless' research include L-3 Communications, National Instruments, Nokia (NYSE:NOK) Solutions and Networks, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) Technologies and Samsung. Each industrial affiliate company assigns two board members to the research center's board for industrial affiliates.
- see this NYU Wireless release
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