Welcome to BWAC

BWAC Renewed 5 More Years 

NSF has made awards to the University of Arizona, Virginia Tech, University of Mississippi, and the Catholic University of America, renewing BWAC for another five years. 

BWAC Phase-II officially started on Oct. 1, 2018. It continues to be led by the University of Arizona under the directorship of Professor Marwan Krunz.


Upcoming BWAC Spring 2019 Meeting 

Join us for the Spring 2019 BWAC IAB Meeting May 23-24, 2019 at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.

Registration: Click here to register for the meeting.

Agenda: Click here to see the meeting agenda.

Meeting Location: The meeting will take place in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Rooms A and B, at The Catholic University of America, 620 Michigan Ave. N.E., Washington, DC 20064. Please see the instructions and maps below.

Campus Map & Meeting location

Metro System Map

Hotel Reservation: 

Hotel name: Courtyard Washington, DC/U.S. Capitol

Address: 1325 2nd Street NE Washington, District Of Columbia 20002

Note: a block of rooms have been reserved for the BWAC meeting at a discounted group rate of $234 per night.

Click here for online booking.

You may also call for reservations at 1-800-321-2211 and refer the group name to reserve rooms at the discounted rate (group name: Catholic University of America_Broadband Wireless Access & Application Center Meeting, M-FDWQRSU).

The cutoff date for the room block is April 24, 2019.  Please reserve your rooms prior to this date.

BWAC Overview:

Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center (BWAC) is a multi-university NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC), led by the University of Arizona in partnership with Virginia Tech, University of Notre Dame, University of Mississippi, and Catholic University of America. Along with NSF support, BWAC is funded by 20+ affiliate members from industry and DoD labs.

BWAC aims at 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 mission of BWAC is to collaborate with industry research partners to create flexible, efficient, and secure wireless networks that satisfy broadband communication needs in businesses, in the home, and in the lives of individuals.

  • Address issues of spectrum through novel broadband technologies
  • Work with industry and academic partners to pursue large-scale research programs and create new visions for the wireless industry


News & Events

Join us for the Spring 2019 BWAC Semi-Annual IAB Meeting at the Catholic University of America, May 23-24, 2019. Click here to register for the meeting. Click here for the tentative agenda.

Upcoming BWAC Spring 2019 Meeting