Auburn University WICAT Site
Affiliated with Auburn University's WEREC and ECE Department

Polytechnic Institute Of NYU
Auburn University
University Of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
The University Of Texas At Austin
Shivendra Panwar
(Acting Center Director)
Prathima Agrawal
(Site Director)
Barry Horowitz
(Site Director)
Tamal Bose
(Site Director)
Ted Rappaport
(Site Director)

The Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT) is a multi-university R&D center sponsored by the National Science Foundation under its program of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers(I/UCRC), of which there are about 40.

The mission of WICAT is to collaborate with industry research partners to create flexible, efficient, and secure wireless networks that satisfy communication needs in businesses, in the home and in the lives of individuals. WICAT researchers work closely with industrial sponsors through the Industrial Affiliates Program. The research programs help the sponsoring industries to increase the value of their investments in wireless technology by providing them with insight into leading edge technologies, and strategies for leveraging technology investments. Research is carried out by faculty members working with undergraduate students, graduate students and post-docs, thereby contributing to the training of next generation of wireless professionals.

WICAT was initially established at Polytechnic Institute Of NYU with support from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) in 2001. It received a planning grant from the NSF in 2003 and was established as an I/UCRC in September 2004 along with Columbia University. University of Virginia joined WICAT in the year 2006 followed by Auburn University in 2007.

WICAT Partners
  • Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications
  • Cisco
  • Thomson
  • Philips Research - USA
  • Motorola
  • Digital Assembly
  • BAE Systems US Army Space and Terrestrial
  • US Army Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (CERDEC)
  • InterDigital
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Landis+Gyr
  • Telcordia Technologies
  • Texas Instruments (India)
  • Transwitch Corporation
  • US Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center
  • US Army Space & Missile Defense Command
  • Accenture
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • SAIC
  • Mitre Corporation
  • CAER
  • Night Vision Lab
  • Applied Signal Technology, Inc.
  • SCA Technica
  • DRS Signal Solutions, Inc.
  • The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER)
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • SRC, Inc.
  • Intel
  • Harris Corporation
  • Qualcomm
  • National Instruments
  • Rincon Research Corp
  • US Army Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate (CERDEC)
  • Zeta Associates, Inc.
Registered Users

S. Mao awarded NSF grant
V. D. Agrawal awarded medal from IEEE
S. Mao named Endowed Associate Professor
S. Mao, J. Tugnait, P. Agrawal win NSF award
S. Mao, P. Agrawal win grant


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AU Links
Auburn University
College of Engineering
Department of ECE
Department of CSSE

  • AT&T
  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell
  • Department of Defense
  • Huawei
  • Panasonic
  • National Instruments
  • Powerwave
  • Qualcomm
  • Texas Instruments
  • Yokogawa