AERPAW is a $24 million grant, awarded by the PAWR Project Office on behalf of the National Science Foundation, to develop an advanced wireless research platform, led by North Carolina State University, in partnership with Wireless Research Center of North Carolina, Mississippi State University and Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; additional partners include Town of Cary, City of Raleigh, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Purdue University, University of South Carolina, and many other academic, industry and municipal partners. You may learn more about AERPAW in the following article: NC State Named a Hotspot for 5G Innovation. For experimenters interested to use AERPAW, the User Manual of AERPAW can be accessed here.

AERPAW Fall 2021 Event: AERPAW is hosting a 1.5 day on-site event on November 9-10, 2021, that will include panels, training sessions, poster sessions, a tour of AERPAW facilities, and a demonstration of AERPAW drone/wireless experiments (weather conditions permitting). For further information on the agenda, registration, and poster submission instructions, see https://aerpaw.org/aerpaw-fall-2021-event/.


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