AERPAW: A first-of-its kind research facility

AERPAW is an outdoor testbed for advanced wireless experiments that was funded starting September 2019, a five-year project that is expected to be funded to a total of $24M in cash and in-kind cutting-edge equipment donations. It is envisioned to extend over much of the Centennial Campus, and extend into areas south as well as areas east of campus, intended to serve a nationwide community of academic and industrial researchers. It consists of programmable radios and programmable drones on a programmable network. Dr. Dutta is one of five Co-PIs for the grant, and is acting as the Chief Architect (Networking and Systems) for the facility.