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

Georgia Tech University

Auburn University

Last Reviewed: 01/12/2020

The Fiber-Wireless Integration and Networking (FiWIN) Center for Heterogeneous Mobile Data Communications is led by the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with Center Site at Auburn university. FiWIN is the only Center in the US which has been conducting Radio over Fiber research since 2006 and was previously known as "The Optical Network Research Group" (ONFRG). Based on ONRG's world-renowned research leadership and accumulated expertise in integrated fiber-wireless access technologies, FiWIN has received support from NSF in 2015. Since then, and with guidance from Industrial Members, FiWIN has become the only Center in the US that ha pursued many of the technologies essential to mobile 5G access networks and, as a consequence, has earned international recognition.

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.

Facilities and Laboratory

Georgia Tech Laboratories and Facilities are located at 75 5th Street in the Centgergy I Reseach Building, 5th Floor.

The Auburn Site Laboratories and facilities are located in Broun Hall, Auburn University.


Georgia Tech University

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

Atlanta, Georgia, 30308

United States



Auburn University

200 Broun Hall

Auburn, Alabama, 36849

United States