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Wireless Research Testbed Opens in Central Iowa

The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project is launching a new testbed called ARA at Iowa State University in central Iowa, targeting research on rural wireless systems and applications, PAWR said Wednesday. The National Science Foundation-funded program is the…

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fourth and final platform in the PAWR program, said a news release. The platform “offers a publicly available wireless living lab supporting rural-focused research, education and innovation,” said Hongwei Zhang, Iowa State engineering and computer science professor and director of the new platform, saying ARA "will not only help narrow the gap between rural and urban connectivity, but also advance the frontiers of 5G and 6G communications.”