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Center for Fiber-Wireless Integration and Networking for Heterogeneous Mobile Communications (FiWIN)

Georgia Tech University

University of Maryland

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The Fiber-Wireless Integration and Networking (FiWIN) Center for Heterogeneous Mobile Data Communications is led by Georgia Institute of Technology and
in collaboration with Universy of Maryland as a site. Based on world-renowned research leadership and accumulated expertise in integrated
fiber-wireless access technologies, FiWIN is favorably positioned to explore emerging access network architectures,
functional designs of network elements, and optimizing system interfaces and operations for next generation mobile communication systems.
We study baseband, microwave, and millimeter wave wireless transmission system in heterogeneous networking (HetNet)
environment and explore game-changing methods that meet the requirements of mobile backhaul and front-haul operations.

Center Mission and Rationale

The mission of the new I/UCRC FiWIN Center is to develop interdisciplinary science and technologies to meet the projected needs from telecommunication
industry for increasing mobile wireless communication bandwidth, quality of service, and distribution over distances that can be as
short as one meter and as long as hundreds of kilometers. To this end, FiWIN envisions multiband wireless radio frequency (RF)
services being generated and carried optically over legacy optical fibers through an integrated optical and wireless network that
includes signal transmission, network design, control, and management. Results of the research will be disseminated among industrial
members to foster the development of a competitive, widely available, high performance, and secure communication infrastructure
for advanced, high performance mobile communication.

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Georgia Tech University

75 5th St NW
Georgia Tech University - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Atlanta, Georgia, 30308

United States



University of Maryland

7809 Regents Drive

College Park, Maryland, 20742

United States