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RF Design and Antenna Development Training Classes Provided by WRC and TAG

Software Defined Radios Class June 22-26 at WRC WAKE FOREST, N.C. and Virginia Beach, VA (May 11, 2020) – The Wireless Research Center and The Ascendancy Group are hosting training classes for engineers, developers, and technical teams for RF design and antenna development. The Wireless Research Center (WRC) is an independent, private nonprofit dedicated to applied research driving communications innovation. The WRC has the expertise and equipment to provide research, development, engineering, and testing of antenna, radio frequency and other wireless technologies as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accredited organization. The WRC’s focus on innovation and applied research extends to support federal government initiatives and the U.S. Department of Defense and suppliers. The WRC’s partnership with The Ascendancy Group (TAG) includes serving as a supplier of wireless technology expertise and testing services. “We are proud [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Press Releases|

Causey Aviation Joins Advanced Mobility Collective for Autonomous Transportation Innovation

COO Jeff Causey Joins AMC Advisory Board WAKE FOREST, N.C. (May 7, 2020) – Causey Aviation Service, Inc. has joined the Advanced Mobility Collective as a sponsor and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Causey has also joined The Collective as a member of the Board of Advisors. The Advanced Mobility Collective is a community for collaboration to bring new mobility services to life including autonomous air and ground vehicles. The Collective is a nonprofit global community of business, technology, government and research partners. Causey Aviation Service has provided jet management, jet charter and aircraft maintenance services for more than 50 years. Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc. is focused on autonomous flight, working with Flytrex, the N.C. Department of Transportation and the FAA under the UAS Integration Pilot Program to test drone package delivery  of meals and consumer goods [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Press Releases|

NASA and Crown Consulting Research Veteran Joins Advanced Mobility Collective

Tom Davis Joins Nonprofit Community as Expert in Residence WAKE FOREST, N.C. (April 8, 2020) – Tom Davis, an aviation and advanced air mobility veteran at NASA and Crown Consulting, has joined the Advanced Mobility Collective as an expert in residence and member of the Board of Advisors. The Advanced Mobility Collective is a new community for collaboration to bring new mobility services to life. The Collective is a nonprofit global community of business, technology, government and research partners. “The Collective and our partners are fortunate to have Tom join our team,” said Advanced Mobility Collective Executive Director Todd Spain. “He is recognized as a subject matter expert in advanced air transportation, unmanned aircraft systems and urban air mobility technologies and concepts.” Davis and Spain are members of the NASA Advanced Air Mobility Ecosystem Working Group. [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Press Releases|

Advanced Mobility Collective Launches for Autonomous Air and Ground Vehicle Innovation

Healthcare Drone Delivery Innovator WakeMed Joins The Collective Community Focused on 3-D Autonomous Mobility WAKE FOREST, N.C. (Feb. 25, 2020) – The Advanced Mobility Collective, a new community for collaboration to bring new mobility services to life, launched today with WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Cherokee Nation Business and The Stone Agency as founding partners. The Collective is a nonprofit global community of business, technology, government and research partners. The community is a catalyst for innovation and economic development for connected and autonomous vehicles in the air and on the ground. Areas of collaboration include cyber-physical infrastructure, airspace management, urban planning, policy and regulation, insurance, private investment, and alignment with communities, operators and governmental agencies. The convergence of 5G wireless connectivity and massive data from the Internet of Things merged with air and ground vehicles evolving into [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Press Releases|

Green Stream Technologies Environmental Monitoring Start-Up Relocates to Wireless Research Center

Commercialization Center Expansion Supports Technology Entrepreneurs WAKE FOREST, N.C. (Feb 4, 2020) – Green Stream Technologies, an environmental monitoring company, has relocated its headquarters to the Wireless Research Center in the expanded commercialization center in Wake Forest. Green Stream provides a real-time flood monitoring solution for state, county and municipal agencies, including the N.C. Department of Public Safety. The remote sensor network and software solutions produce real-time data for the state’s Flood Inundation Mapping System. Green Stream’s automated flood sensor IoT network alerts customers when and where roads are flooded along with data about the depth of water and when it recedes. State and local government customers, including emergency and stormwater management as well as smart city IT departments, use the sensor data to improve response during flood events, and to make better decisions and predictions [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Press Releases|

Wireless Research Center Rapidly Expanding Government Technology Innovation and Support for Clients

Government Technology Veteran Paul Allan Sadowski Brings Extensive Federal and State Government Experience to WRC team WAKE FOREST, N.C. (Jan. 27, 2020) – The Wireless Research Center continues to expand applied research and development services for state and federal government and has added a government technology visionary and former communications advisor to the Pentagon, Paul Allan Sadowski, to the team of senior engineers. The Wireless Research Center (WRC) is an independent, private nonprofit dedicated to applied research driving communications innovation. The WRC has the expertise and equipment to provide research, development, engineering, and testing of antenna, radio frequency and other wireless technologies as an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accredited organization. In September, the National Science Foundation announced a $24 million grant to the WRC and N.C. State University to establish The Aerial Experimentation and Research [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Press Releases|

NSF Announces Raleigh and Cary as Testbed Sites for Advanced Wireless

NC State to lead research aimed at creating a more flexible and adaptable 5G network Sept. 18, 2019 Fifth generation (5G) wireless networks hold promise to be as much as 10 times more efficient than current 4G networks, with faster speeds and higher capacity to support many more data connections than previously possible. To ensure the nation’s leadership in 5G, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and an industry consortium have invested $100 million over the next seven years to build specialized wireless networks for U.S. researchers to test new ways of increasing wireless speed and capacity. North Carolina’s Research Triangle region has been selected to host the third wireless platform. "The platform will enable significant research into the wireless communications capabilities necessary for autonomous drone and mobility systems," says Erwin Gianchandani, NSF Acting Assistant Director for [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|Categories: News Releases|

RIoT Showcases IoT Innovation Shaping Government and Military Technology in Washington, D.C.

Public Invited to Join Discussion with IoT Experts at Mindspace Keynote: IoT—4th Industrial Revolution or a Cybersecurity Armageddon? Washington D.C. (Sept. 12, 2019) – From smart city projects to cybersecurity, discover the IoT trends fostering the thriving DC ecosystem. A former White House cybersecurity official and entrepreneur with a venture capital firm will deliver the keynote presentation. RIoT, a community of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers and entrepreneurs who have a role in the Internet of Things of connected devices, will host the event to explore about IoT is shaping the next generation of government and military technology. IoT entrepreneurs and industry experts will share how they’re innovating, showcasing emerging technology through IoT that relate to the government and military tech sector. When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6 – 8 p.m. Where: Mindspace 1301 K [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: News Releases|

The Wireless Research Center Supports Rotary Entrepreneur Mentorship Launch Programs in Honor of Larry Steffann

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (Sept. 3, 2019) – The Wireless Research Center, in honor and memoriam to Larry Steffann, is supporting the Rotary Club’s new Launch Rolesville and the Launch Wake Forest programs to help entrepreneurs start and expand businesses. Steffann served as a general manager of the WRC from 2013 until his death from illness in 2018. He was a serial entrepreneur including working with two companies with successful “exits” through an initial public offering (IPO) and a corporate acquisition. He was a co-founder of RIoT, the WRC’s economic development initiative to establish partnerships and collaboration for the Internet of Things (IoT) that has grown to include more than 6,000 members and 80 company sponsors throughout the nation. Staffann launched the first startup incubator, Joystick Labs, in the American Underground in Durham and served as the [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|Categories: News Releases|

Wireless Network Technology Visionary Asokan Ram Joins the Wireless Research Center

Wireless Technologist from Ericsson and Ixia Advances WRC Wireless Systems Expertise Including Satellite, Aviation and Defense Technology WAKE FOREST, N.C. (June 6, 2019) – Asokan Ram has joined the Wireless Research Center as senior architect. He brings three decades of wireless networking experience including satellite, aviation and defense communication systems, expanding the engineering services available to clients worldwide. Asokan has 25 patents and was recognized with Sony Ericsson’s Distinguished Inventor Award, Ixia Engineering Master Award, and Ixia Technical Excellence Award. “Asokan supplements our deep radio frequency and antenna expertise with broad wireless systems knowledge deeper into the network platform hardware and software,” said Gerard Hayes, Wireless Research Center (WRC) founder and CEO. “He helps us support customers across every market with 5G and next generation wireless.” Asokan joins a team of experts with more than 100 [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Categories: News Releases|

IoT Technology Shaping Sports and Entertainment

Public Invited to Join Discussion with IoT Experts at Atlanta Tech Village What: Discover the IoT trends impacting – and poised to disrupt – the sports and entertainment industries. RIoT, a community of technologists, engineers, business leaders, academics, policy makers and entrepreneurs who have a role in the Internet of Things of connected devices, will recap the flexible network that powered the Atlanta Super Bowl. Panelists will also spotlight the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks smart beer taps and look at technology that will shape the experience at future sports and entertainment events. The discussion will include smart stadiums, flexible crowd-proof networks, sensor-backed inventory management, responsive data analytics, event access control and event security, and look at what is ahead in IoT shaping the future of sports and entertainment. Speakers include: Verizon Wireless - Sachin Iyengar, senior manager [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: News Releases|

UNC-TV Announces New Public Safety Research Center Partnership

Research Center Will Help First Responders Save Lives Through NextGen TV & Other New Tech RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (February 20, 2019) — UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina announces a groundbreaking partnership with the North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NC DIT) and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRC) that will develop and operate a public safety research center. This breakthrough center will be tasked with developing and testing new products and services for first responders, beginning with innovative applications for ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV to improve public safety response. This new partnership consists of UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina and its Chief Technology Officer Fred Engel, focusing on strategy, operations, technical talent and training; the NC DIT and its Director of the First Responder Emerging Technologies Program Red Grasso, focusing on public safety initiatives [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: News Releases|