It is estimated that global mobile data traffic increased by 63% in 2016 (CISCO, 2016). This huge growth in demand on wireless networks calls for solutions and expertise in areas such as dynamic spectrum access, wireless network virtualization, and building secure and robust wireless networks.


Academic Programs:

Wireless Specialization in the MST program

Centers/Institutes/Labs:

Wireless Information Systems Lab

Faculty with research expertise in the Wireless Networks areas:

Prashant Krishnamurthy
Konstantinos Pelechrinis
David Tipper
Martin B.H. Weiss

Selected Projects:

Virtualized Wireless Networks and their Impact on Capacity Markets
Martin B. H. Weiss
National Science Foundation

This project proposes the creation of virtual wireless networks by combining spectrum and infrastructure deployed by multiple entities. These entities include multiple traditional mobile operators using 2G/3G/4G technology, local operators of WiFi networks, and universities, businesses, and households that support wireless connectivity through small cell deployment. This virtual network will have the potential to utilize licensed spectrum in the cellular bands, unlicensed spectrum in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) bands, and spectrum available on an opportunistic, noninterfering basis in frequency bands currently being considered for shared use, such as TV and radar bands, and federal government spectrum, as per the recent and influential PCAST report. The PI team brings together expertise on radio resource management, the application of optimization and game theory to wireless networks, and spectrum trading and public policy.