POWDER Collaborating with O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation
POWDER Collaborating with O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation

POWDER Collaborating with O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation The O-RAN Software Community (OSC), a collaboration between the O-RAN ALLIANCE and Linux Foundation, is using the POWDER platform at the University of Utah for automated testing of the various OSC software components. OSC is an open source community under the Linux Foundation with a goal of developing open source software, aligned with the O-RAN ALLIANCE’s open architecture and specifications, to realize solutions that can be…

PAWR Program Announces Dramatic Expansion of AERPAW Drone Testbed with Phase Two Launch
PAWR Program Announces Dramatic Expansion of AERPAW Drone Testbed with Phase Two Launch

PAWR Program Announces Dramatic Expansion of AERPAW Drone Testbed   WASHINGTON – March 18, 2024 – The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office announces the significant expansion of AERPAW – the first wireless research platform to study the convergence of 4G/5G technology and autonomous drones – as it launches into a second phase of operations. The testbed now includes four additional wireless towers, a total of eight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs),…

PAWR Announces 5G Open RAN Testing with Mavenir at POWDER Testbed
PAWR Announces 5G Open RAN Testing with Mavenir at POWDER Testbed

PAWR Announces 5G Open RAN Testing with Mavenir at POWDER Testbed WASHINGTON – March 14, 2024 – The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office announces a collaboration between PAWR platform POWDER and industry innovator Mavenir to test a first-of-its-kind O-RAN 5G SA network deployment with millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum. The solution is powered by Mavenir’s open radio unit (O-RU), open distributed unit (O-DU), open centralized unit (O-CU), and 5G core. The team…

New Position Open for AERPAW Platform Director
New Position Open for AERPAW Platform Director

AERPAW is hiring! The team at North Carolina State University is actively recruiting candidates for a new AERPAW Platform Director position. While the research directors for the platform will remain heavily involved in development going forward, the platform will move its day-to-day operations into the Office of Information Technology (OIT) Communications Technologies unit. The new Director will work within OIT and will serve dual roles. This position will direct the AERPAW platform and oversee operations, development,…

AERPAW Proudly Announces Winners for the Find a Rover Challenge
AERPAW Proudly Announces Winners for the Find a Rover Challenge

AERPAW Proudly Announces Winners for the Find a Rover Challenge  

Three winners are taking home top honors in the AERPAW Find a Rover (AFAR) challenge, having produced the most accurate localization results in an exercise to track the radio signal from an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The University of North Texas Eagles Team had the closest estimations in live flight tests conducted at AERPAW’s Lake Wheeler Field Laboratory, while the New…

Ericsson and PAWR light up 5G network for rural agricultural research
Ericsson and PAWR light up 5G network for rural agricultural research

Ericsson and PAWR light up 5G network for rural agricultural research Ericsson-powered 5G standalone (SA) network will support precision agriculture applications and other research initiatives at ARA’s wireless living lab Sample research will include the use of connected robots to collect plant phenotyping data, livestock monitoring, and agriculture automation

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) in cooperation with the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program announced the launch of…