Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (CATT)
Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology (WICAT)

The State of New York has designated Polytechnic as the New York Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications and Distributed Information Systems (DIS). This designation means that State funds are allocated to Polytechnic so that it can in turn provide research, development and educational support for New York based corporations in telecommunications and related fields. Polytechnic is the only center in the State of New York to receive a designation in telecommunications and distributed information systems. The Center and its related activities further strengthens Polytechnic's strong academic position in electrical engineering and computer science. In 2001, CATT was designated a Verizon Center for Excellence in Telecommunications. NY State is also funding an additional center which focuses on the wireless Internet, called WICAT or the Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology. The CATT Center also offers graduate research fellowships for entering students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree.

Five research and education units are contained in the Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications. They are:

The CATT Center Web site address is:
The WICAT web site address is:

Weber Wireless Research Institute (W2RI)

The Microwave Research Institute (MRI) was founded at Polytechnic in 1943 in response to wartime needs for new types of microwave components for radar applications. After World War II, the Institute continued to achieve stature under the leadership of its founder and first director, Dr. Ernst Weber. In collaboration with the academic departments, MRI has helped educate more microwave engineers than any other institution in the country. MRI was renamed the Weber Wireless Research Institute (W2RI) in honor of Dr. Weber and in recognition of its wider scope of research.

In recent years, W2RI has broadened the scope of its research activities to include a range of topics encompassed by the broad term wireless communications. Research topics include: radio propagation through the atmosphere; antennas; communication theory as applied to modulation, coding, multiple access schemes and wireless network architectures. These topics are applied to cellular telephones, wireless LANíS and other special purpose wireless networks and systems.

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Symbol Technologies Location Technology for Indoors Wireless Systems H. Bertoni P. Voltz
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates F. Cassara Y. Wang
NYSTAR OFDM Wireless Communication Networks F. Cassara
CATT Network Security H. J. Chao
NSF Instrumentation for Research on Energy Aware Multimedia Information Terminals D. Czarkowski E. Erkip
D. Goodman
R. Karri
Y. Wang
NSF Multiple Transmit Elements for High Speed Robust Wireless Local Area Networks E. Erkip
NSF Cooperative Source and Channel Coding E. Erkip Y. Wang
Philips Research Cooperative Channel Coding for Wireless Networks E. Erkip A. Stefanov
NSF/WICAT Power Efficient Multimedia Communications D. Goodman E. Erkip
Y. Wang
NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center for Wireless Internet D. Goodman
NSF CAREER Robust Nonlinear Control: Problems and Challenges from Communication Networks Z. P. Jiang
NSF Control of Complex Nonlinear Systems with Applications Z. P. Jiang
Cisco Systems Optical Speed Encryption Architectures R. Karri
NSF Towards Enabling a 2-3 Orders of Magnitude Improvement in Call Handling Capacities of Switches R. Karri
Design Automation Conference Graduate Scholarship R. Karri
IntelliTech Microsystems Control System Development for Self-Navigating Rotary Wing Aircrafts F. Khorrami
Sandia National Labs Resource Allocation Modeling F. Khorrami
AFOSR Generation Characterization and Aerospace Applications of Torch Plasmas S. P. Kuo
ONR Experiments in the Theoretical Study ELF/VLF Wave Generation by the Haarp HF Heating Facility S. P. Kuo
CATT Wireless Communications I.-Tai Lu
Grumman Sensor Management I.-Tai Lu
CATT Management, Performance and Control of High-Speed Network S. Panwar
NSF Design and Analysis f End-to-End Feedback Congestion Control Schemes S. Panwar Z. P. Jiang
NSF Support for Video Traffic in Ad-Hoc Networks S. Panwar Y. Wang
SIAC NYSE Network Modeling S. Panwar
WICAT/NSF/I/UCRC/D Video Over Ad Hoc Network Testbed S. Panwar Y. Wang
NSF/I/UCRC Wireless LAN Analysis and Design; Cooperative Medium Access Control S. Panwar
NSF Video Coding Using a 3-D Motion-Selective Wavelet Transforms I. Selesnick Y. Wang
ONR Motion-based 3D Wavelet Transforms I. Selesnick
Symbol Technologies/CATT Indoor Localization in Multipath Environments P. Voltz
CATT Image Communications Y. Wang
Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) Wavelet-Based Video Coding Y. Wang I. Selesnick
DARPA/SUNY Enhancing Performance of Biohybrid Animal Sensors Y. Wang S. Panwar
J. Gluckman
Con Ed Evaluation of 3-? Bolted Short Circuits on Distribution Networks Having Customer's Distributed Generators Z. Zabar D. Czarkowski
L. Birenbaum
Con Ed Availability of Monitoring/Warning Systems of Leakage Current to Ground in Secondary Distribution Systems Z. Zabar D. Czarkowski
L. Birenbaum
Con Ed Development of a Unit Substation Demand Estimator Z. Zabar
KeySpan Phase-Angle as an Additional Indicator of Imminent Voltage Collapse in Electronic Transmission and Distribution Systems Z. Zabar D. Czarkowski
L. Birenbaum
KeySpan Mitigation of Voltage Disturbance Caused by Non-Linear Operation of Massive Electrical Loads Z. Zabar
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