The UMass Wireless Center of Excellence brings together researchers in networking, communication systems and electromagnetic circuits to address far-reaching problems that require broad innovative thinking across disciplinary boundaries.

We are making substantive fundamental contributions and teaming with industry to commercialize our research.

The Wireless Center is committed to demonstrating research ideas at work through prototyping.


FSR-UWB prototype developed by an undergraduate student Justin Burkhart (left), being tested with interference

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UMass-DieselNet test bed for mobile internet research

Because of the excellent education at UMass-Amherst in electronics, prototyping can be done by undergraduate students, providing educational and training benefits to the Commonwealth.


UMass/Amherst owns a 2.5 GHz WiMAX license, centered in Agawam, MA and covering a 35 mile radius. This license is available for network deployment and research purposes.

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