Research Triangle

Aerial Experimentation and Research Platform for Advanced Wireless 

AERPAW will be a first-of-its-kind aerial wireless experimentation platform with the goal to accelerate the integration of UAS into the national air-space, and to enable new advanced wireless features for UAS platforms, such as flying base stations for hot spot wireless connectivity. As part of this effort, AERPAW will develop a software-defined, reproducible, and open-access advanced wireless platform with experimentation features spanning 5G technologies and beyond.

Read the launch announcement.

AERPAW Interactive Coverage Area Map – Click icon at top left for details

AERPAW is led by North Carolina State University (NC State) in partnership with Wireless Research Center of North Carolina, Mississippi State University, RENCI, Town of Cary, City of Raleigh, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Purdue University, University of South Carolina, and many other academic, industry and municipal partners.

Click here to visit the AERPAW website.

AERPAW is part of the National Science Foundation’s PAWR program, and is funded in part by NSF award CNS-1939334, and by the PAWR Industry Consortium