EECS Seminar: Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless

Ismail Guvenc

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University

Abstract: In this talk, we will give an overview of AERPAW: Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless. AERPAW is one of the three PAWR projects, funded by the National Science Foundation (along with POWDER and COSMOS), to develop large-scale advanced wireless experimentation platforms. A unique aspect of AERPAW will be to support emerging wireless and Internet of things (IoT) experimental research involving both aerial and ground mobile vehicles as well as fixed ground nodes. AERPAW users will have the opportunity to design and rapidly prototype next-generation wireless technology, systems and applications in both emulated and real-world environments. This talk will review the overall scope and plans for the project, experimentation equipment that will be supported, deployment environments and the user interface. Use of AERPAW for IoT verticals and use cases such as smart agriculture and smart cities will also be discussed, along with some specific examples of types of experiments that are envisioned to be supported.

Bio:  Ismail Guvenc is a professor at North Carolina State University. His recent research interests include 5G wireless networks, UAV communications and heterogeneous networks. He has published more than 260 conference/journal papers, several standardization contributions, three books and over 30 U.S. patents. He is a recipient of the 2019 R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award, 2016 FIU COE Faculty Research Award, 2015 NSF CAREER Award, 2014 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Award and 2006 USF Outstanding Dissertation Award. He is a senior member of IEEE and the National Academy of Inventors.

Host: Peter Burke