TThe Wireless Systems and Engineering (WISE) Group offers design and prototyping services focusing on software and communications systems—from concept to reality. The group employs programmers with extensive expertise in building wireless application code, networking protocols, algorithms and data processing solutions for a mix of platforms, including modern mobile communication devices such as phones and tablets, embedded (Linux) platforms, and software-defined radio (SDR) platforms such as FPGA/DSP/GPP. In past projects, the group developed mobile Android-based systems, Bluetooth/Zigbee/Wifi sensor networks, as well as custom-built rapidly deployable mesh networks for emergency response. In addition, the team has extensive experience with Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) open-waveform and FPGA-based SDR testbeds, as well as interfacing with data acquisition cards and kernel programming.
Areas of expertise in the Wireless Systems and Engineering group include:
Application-level software development
Advanced SW design for embedded Linux-based platforms
Software development for embedded systems (including Xilinx FPGA and Power PC)
Software for Android clients
Software and firmware design for target platforms, for detailed evaluation and testing
Designing and implementing RESTful API's for Web applications
Interfacing and controlling RF front-end systems
Wireless mesh (ad-hoc) network routing protocol design and prototyping
All aspects of the physical, MAC and networking layers of communication protocol stacks
Standards and underlying communications technologies, for LTE, WiMax, WLAN, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, Bluetooth, and more
SCA (JTRS) waveform system-level design and simulations
Design of demonstration devices for field-testing of system prototypes.