About WRC2020-02-24T09:55:53-05:00

About Wireless Research Center

The Wireless Research Center is an independent, private nonprofit research center dedicated to applied research and engineering. Located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region, the WRC helps clients from around the world develop products and services that advance wireless technology innovation. The WRC fosters global collaboration among companies, industry groups, academic institutions and other research organizations.

The WRC has the staff, tools, facilities and experience to provide research, development, engineering, and testing of antenna, RF, and wireless technologies for clients. We work on a broad range products from in-body sensors and implanted medical devices to satellites and space exploration. Our clients range from consumers and business enterprises, industrial, medical and public safety to agriculture, aviation and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The WRC’s novel approach to intellectual property does not require a share of jointly developed inventions, unique among research organizations globally.

Earned certifications include:

  • ISO 17025:2005
  • CTIA Authorized Test Lab

Core Services

  • Antenna design, simulation, test and measurement.
  • Antenna performance measurement in free-space or integrated with other platforms.
  • Design, simulation, prototyping, fabrication, test and measurement of RF devices and electronics systems.
  • Over-the-air compliance validation to meet requirements of Verizon, AT&T, and other cellular providers.
  • Wireless connectivity expertise – development, standardization and harmonization of medical and wearable devices, sensor networks, 5G and next generation, aviation, defense sensor systems, public safety, IoT, and rural broadband.
  • Development of intellectual property from initial concept through production, from network infrastructure to connected devices and sensors.

Competitive Advantages

  • Broad range of wireless connectivity engineering expertise including 5G, LTE, WCDMA, 802.11, 802.15, Cat M1, NB-IoT, Bluetooth, LoRa, and legacy technologies (CDMA, GSM).
  • Complete antenna and RF design and simulation using CST and HFSS; test and measurement capability using Satimo SG-64 in 5 meter anechoic chamber from 400 MHz to 18 GHz. The WRC’s Satimo SG-64 chamber for antenna testing is one of only five in the world. More information from manufacturer Microwave Vision Group.
  • Mobile towers supporting field deployment and testing.
  • Industry standard RF phantoms (head, hand, and full body) for testing portable and wearables RF devices and antennas.
  • Global resources and collaboration among companies, industry groups, academic institutions and R&D partners.

Leadership Team

Gerard James Hayes, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder

Asokan Ram

Senior Architect

Koichiro Takamizawa, Ph.D.

Technical Manager, Research and Engineering

John Swartz, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Engineer

Shruthi Soora

Senior Staff Engineer

Mike Barts, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Engineer

Scott Vance

Senior Staff Engineer

Paul Allan Sadowski

Senior Staff Engineer

Tom Snyder

RIoT Executive Director

Todd Spain

Executive Director, Advanced Mobility Collective

Jordan Stearns

Operations Manager

In Memoriam of Larry Steffann

General Manager, 2013 - 2018