events

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

Join us for the Fall 2015 BWAC IAB Meeting at Oxford, MS! Nov. 3-4, 2015

Save the date!

Our fall BWAC meeting is set to take place at the University of Mississippi in the town of Oxford, MS, from Tuesday, November 3, through Wednesday, November 4 (half-a-day).  

There is going to be an optional welcome reception on the evening of Monday, November 2.

For registration information please visit http://engineering.olemiss.edu/broadband/

Join us for the Spring 2015 BWAC IAB Meeting at Notre Dame, IN! April 19-21, 2015

WHAT: BWAC Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting

WHEN: Sunday, April 19 (optional evening reception) - Tuesday, April 21 (thru lunch)

WHERE: McKenna Conference Center, University of Notre Dame (http://morrisinn.nd.edu/conference-center/notre-dame-conference-center/)

HOW: Airports - South Bend (SBN), Midway (MDW), O’Hare (ORD); Accommodations - Blocks of rooms to be established

More details and registration at: http://wireless.nd.edu/iucrc/iab-spring2015

Join us for the Fall 2014 BWAC IAB Meeting at Charlottesville, VA! Oct 28-30, 2014

The next Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting for BWAC is going to be hosted by the University of Virginia on October 28th-30th. For registration details click here (PDF document.)

A draft agenda can be found below.

BWAC@University of Virginia Agenda Draft Agenda

Oct 28th Travel day; Optional welcome reception in the evening

Oct 29th

Start Time

Description

8:00 AM

University of Virginia welcome

8:20 AM

State of the Center (Bose)

8:25 AM

Vision from IAB chair perspective

8:30 AM

Industry members

8:50 AM

NSF

9:20 AM

Break

9:40 AM

Site presentation - University of Arizona

10:10 AM

Site presentation - Auburn University

10:40 AM

Site presentation - University of Notre Dame

11:10 AM

Break

11:25 AM

Site presentation - University of Virginia

11:55 AM

Site presentation - Virginia Tech

12:25 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Fundamental Research Proposal (FRP) Presentations

3:30 PM

Poster introductions: One minute per poster

4:00 PM

Poster session

5:00 PM

Free time

5:30 PM

Dinner

 

Oct 30th

Start Time

Description

8:00 AM

Company Presentations

9:00 AM

Parallel break-out sessions on collaborative proposal initiatives

9:45 AM

Report out

10:00 AM

Break

10:15 AM

IAB Meeting (FRP Voting; Feedback on projects; and Life forms)

12:00 PM

Departure; Lunch boxes to go

 

The Spring 2014 IAB Meeting at Blacksburg, VA Successfully Completed!

The Spring 2014 IAB meeting, hosted by Virginia Tech, was a huge success!!! Several IAB members attended the board meeting and the Virginia Tech's Wireless Symposium that was collocated with the IAB meeting. The Fall 2014 IAB meeting will be at Charlottesville, VA, hosted by the University of Virginia. More information about the next meeting will be posted at the BWAC website late summer/early fall.

Join us for the Spring 2014 BWAC IAB Meeting at Blacksburg, VA! May 28-29, 2014

The next Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting for BWAC is going to be hosted by Virginia Tech on May 28th-30th. For more information please visit the event page on VT's BWAC site. It is recomended that you make your hotel reservations ASAP because of a sporting event around the same dates.

A draft agenda can be found below.

Draft Agenda for BWAC Industrial Advisory Board Meeting @ Virginia Tech

 

May 27, 2014

7 pm – 9 pm.  Reception at the Virginia Tech Inn in the Cascades Room.   Light refreshments (assorted meats/cheeses on artisan breads, fresh fruits and vegetables)  and coffee will be provided, and a cash bar will also be available (the cash bar also includes sodas, juices and bottled water as well as beer, wine, and liquor).

May 28, 2014

Joint BWAC and Wireless @ VT board meeting

7:45 a.m.  – 8:00  Registration

8:00 –  8:30 a.m.  Breakfast, Networking (Continuous buffet located in the hotel lobby/reception area)

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.  Opening and Welcome address, Dr. Jeffrey Reed & Dr. Jerry Park

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.   BWAC overview, Dr. Tamal Bose

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   NSF I/UCRC Presentation, Alex Schwartzkopf and Rita Rodrigues  (Includes LIFE Forms review, Denis Gray).

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m   Break , (Continuous buffet located in the hotel lobby/reception area)

10:30 a.m – 11:00 a.m.  Wireless @ Virginia Tech Overview, Dr. Reed

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Site Overview  & Project Presentations, Virginia Tech, Dr. Jerry Park

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm  Site Overview & Project Presentations, University of Arizona, Dr. Marwan Krunz

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. Lunch (Wireless @ Virginia Tech will have a working lunch independent of BWAC) (Continuous buffet located in the hotel lobby/reception area).

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Site Overview and Project Presentations, Auburn University

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 pm.  Site Overview and Project Presentations, University of Virginia

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Prospective Site Overview and Project Presentations, University of Notre Dame

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Prospective Site Overview and Project Presentations, University of Kansas

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Break (Continuous buffet located in the hotel lobby/reception area)

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Prospective Site Overview and Project Presentations, Catholic University of America

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Prospective Site Overview and Project Presentations, University of Mississippi

5.00 – 6:30 p.m.  Joint Poster Session with Wireless @ VT (a separate section of the room will be allocated for BWAC posters)

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. BWAC Dinner @ Preston’s Restaurant

8:00 p.m.  Presentation of poster session awards

 

May 29, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.   Breakfast, (Continuous buffet located in the hotel lobby/reception area)

8:30 – 9:15 am    Industry members-lead discussions on important and emerging research areas.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.  IAB Organizational Meeting and Formative Discussion

(IAB members, Site Directors and NSF only)

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.  Discussion on the NDA/CDA agreement for the BWAC center

10:15—10:45 a.m.  LIFE Form Review and Discussion (IAB Members, Site Directors and NSF only)

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.   Break.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Action items and plans for next semiannual meeting.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Large grand-challenge joint proposals

12:30 p.m,- Box lunches delivered

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