Video – PoC Effort

Video from the Proof of Concept effort conducted at OBrien park in South Bend.  The footage was recorded by Wes Evard of the College of Engineering and by the city drone pilot.  The Proof of Concept involved a DJII Octocopter drone carrying a SDR and phone payload as well as the Field Research Vehicle from Prof. Tom Pratt’s research group.  Kudos to Prof. Hai Lin’s students for piloting and for Prof. Nick Laneman’s group for running the SDR gear.

ND Wireless Institute PAWR Briefing

(March 20th, 2017) The Wireless Institute will be hosting a media briefing related to Notre Dame’s and South Bend’s ongoing development of a $25M Platform for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other City officials, Notre Dame researchers, and representatives from the St. Joe Valley Metronet will discuss site tests that were conducted over the past few weeks.

The briefing will be held on Monday, March 20th from 2:45-3:30 pm at O’Brien Recreation Center in South Bend, 321 E Walter St., South Bend, IN 46614.

Huge congrats to Nick Laneman (WI Co-Director) and Harish Punjabi (WI Managing Director) for getting this all together.


(February 14th, 2017) In conjunction with our partners from InterDigital (via the ND Wireless Institute I/UCRC site) and the city of South Bend, we will be exploring cellular and WiFi properties for drones in the local South Bend area.  The work will also represent a test case for an upcoming submission by the Wireless Institute to the NSF PAWR solicitation.

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