Welcome to BWAC

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 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

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.


BWAC Spring 2019 Meeting 

The Spring 2019 BWAC IAB Meeting was successfully completed at the Catholic University of America on May 23-24, 2019.

Registration: Click here to register for the meeting.

Agenda: Click here to see the meeting agenda.

Meeting Location: The meeting took 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.