Researchers studying wireless networks at Stony Brook University in New York plan to run tests and help develop and commercialize wireless networking products for the medical, transportation and logistics, and energy industries.
Satya Sharma, executive director of the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, says researchers will run tests over a Motorola 802.11n wireless LAN network that he says offers expanded coverage and throughput compared with legacy wireless networks, as well as enhanced security.
On the energy front, Sharma says researchers at the center hope to develop wireless gas, electricity and water meters for home use that will run more securely over an 802.11n wireless network. In another experiment, researchers will work to develop algorithms that will let network managers more effectively track both IT and non-IT assets in hospitals.
The center was established in 2003 with roughly $200 million in grants from the state of New York and private companies.