• 06 Sep, 2017
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Project Description

PAWR Project Office (Mar. 8, 2017- Feb. 27, 2022)

  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- NSF
The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program is a joint effort by the National Science Foundation and a wireless Industry Consortium to create city-scale testing platforms to accelerate fundamental research on wireless communication and networking technologies. The PAWR Project Office (PPO) is managing this $100 million public-private partnership to stand-up and oversee these eventual testing platforms. The PPO is run by US Ignite, Inc., and Northeastern University.


  • 06 Sep, 2017
  • Current Projects

Project Description

DeepBeam: Wirelessly chargeable portable batteries through energy beamforming (July 2017 - July 2019)

  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- NSF
Through the NSF I-Corps program, we initially identified a multi-sided market for our business model, where (i) hospitality business (i.e. hotels) and small businesses around them are considered as the main customer segments, and (ii) hotels guests as the end-users. We formulated the business statement as: to develop a wirelessly chargeable portable battery solution that allows hospitality businesses to improve their guests experience by freeing them from the time and location constraints of cable charging by keeping the phone battery level always above 20%.

  • 06 Sep, 2017
  • Current Projects

Project Description

HealthSense: Assessing and Protecting Privacy in Wireless Wearable Sensor-generated Medical Data(Sep. 2017 - Aug. 2019)
  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- NSF
Privacy plays an important role in the physical and cyberspace, and has raised significant amount of discussion and research. Privacy issues in networked systems have been addressed by conventional techniques (e.g., cryptographic protocols) developed for Internet applications. However, privacy-related challenges evolves with the advances in communication and computation technologies.

  • 06 Sep, 2017
  • Current Projects

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RAIDER: Reconfigurable and Application Independent Design for Radios (2017 - 2019)
  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- DARPA
Current SDRs allow selection of different waveforms, modulation schemes, front-end bandwidth, signal processing blocks, among others, and yet modifying these features through learning remains unexplored. Moreover, significant effort is spent in re-writing code as applications evolve. Finally, there is also no established representation semantics for information sharing among multiple devices and protocol layers within an SDR.

  • 25 May, 2017
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Sensing, Computation and Communication on the Fly: Connected UAS Mesh Networks, Dec. 1, 2016- Aug. 31, 2018

  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- ONR
Project goals and research activities: The goal of the project is to build connected mesh of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that can perform relaying of sensed data over multiple hops to a remote pick up station or data sink. Each link (between any two UAS) can be formed by choosing one of several wireless standards, such as 802.11-based family of radios, LTE direct etc. The overall idea is to sense the spectrum environment, choose the correct channel and select the correct front end, all of which involve computational tasks and reconfiguration of the front-end transceivers.

  • 25 Aug, 2016
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WiFiUS: Coordinating US-Finland Collaboration on Wireless Research through WiFiUS PI Meetings
  • Client:

    NSF

Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to usher in the next revolution in connected and networked sensor applications that will create new economic opportunities and considerably enhance the quality of life of the general population. The proposed coordination project is the first step towards bringing together a diverse body of expert engineering researchers and scientists from the U.S. and Finland.


  • 28 Jun, 2016
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Project Description

Direct of Research Early Career Award (June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021)
  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- ONR

The past decade has seen extensive research in the lower layers of the protocol stack, resulting in significant enhancements to the science of spectrum sensing for dynamic spectrum access (DSA) networks. As disruptive access technologies that enable transmissions in the previously unexplored spectrum bands, such as mmWave frequencies, become available, new challenges will emerge concerning spectrum use and coexistence of heterogeneous devices.


  • 28 Jun, 2016
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Cross-layer Approach to 5G Communications (June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2019)
  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- MathWorks

We propose a multi-faculty, multi-layer effort to research topics in 5G wireless communications of interest to Mathworks. 5G communications will boost diverse applications and traffic types and enable new forms of communications. 5G research aims to provide Gigabit wireless connectivity for seamless download of streaming content, Internet applications with negligible latencies (vehicle safety, health care, virtual overlay of context information on a display), and Internet-of-Things (IoT)-based applications (e-health, smart grid, smart homes/cities).


  • 05 Apr, 2015
  • Current Projects

Project Description

IDEA: Integrated Data and Energy Access for Wireless Sensor Networks (April 2015 - March 2020)

  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- NSF
The proposed Integrated Data and Energy Access (IDEA) framework will help realize the promise of jointly powering and communicating with wireless sensors with the help of electromagnetic radio frequency (RF) waves. This research will result in a cross-layer protocol suite, modeling tools, and experimental systems that will be instrumental in building future RF energy harvesting networks for healthcare, wearable electronics, smart homes, and embedded implants with extended lifetimes.

  • 03 Feb, 2015
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Project Description

Network Protocol Stack for Galvanic Coupled Intra-Body Sensors ( Oct 2014 - Sep 2018)

  • Client:

    Project Sponsor- NSF

Implanted sensors will enable the next generation of healthcare by in-situ testing of abnormal physiological conditions, personalized medicine and proactive drug delivery. Some important functions of these implants are to transmit measurements to an external processing center for real time monitoring, receive updates on drug delivery volumes, and directly initiate actions of embedded actuators.