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The Broadband Wireless Access & Applications Center, or BWAC, exists to create flexible, efficient, reliable and secure wireless access and application solutions that help satisfy society’s broadband communication needs -- in business and in the lives of individuals. Funded by the National Science Foundation, BWAC’s mission is to address issues of spectrum through novel broadband technologies, as well as to work with industry and academic partners to pursue large-scale research programs and create new visions for the wireless industry.
The Arizona Center for Integrative Modeling and Simulation (ACIMS) is devoted to research and instruction that advance the use of modeling and simulation as means to integrate disparate partial solution elements into coherent global solutions to multidisciplinary problems. To do this, the Center advances the concepts, tools, and methodology of modeling and simulation so that it can make the enormous computation power available today applicable to emerging problems requiring multidisciplinary solutions.
Connection One is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center working closely with private industry and the federal government on various projects in RF and wireless communication systems, networks, remote sensing, and homeland security. The Center's mission is to develop the technology to enable end-to-end communication systems for a variety of applications, ranging from cellular to environmental and defense applications. One aspect of the research is the development of integrated RF and wireless circuits-on-a-chip to simplify and enable a small, portable, all-in-one communication device. An additional research focus is the development of efficient architectures and routing techniques for networked applications. The industry/university partnership combines an academic environment with state-of-the-art research initiatives and real-world applications. Currently, Connection One has about 18 industry members, and 4 university members: Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The Center for Electronic Packaging Research (CEPR) performs funded research in the areas of electrical and thermal characteristics of electronic device packages, and interconnected devices. The main activity is in modeling and simulation of electrical and thermal characteristics of Level 1 and Level 2 packaging, and experimental verification of the modeling results. Support for the program has been provided primarily by research contracts from Semiconductor Research Corporation (1984-date).
The Center for Autonomic Computing (CAC) is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center that focuses on special- and general-purpose computing systems, components, and applications that are capable of autonomously achieving desired behaviors. CAC research activities will advance several disciplines that impact the specification, design, engineering and integration of autonomic computing and information processing systems. They include design and evaluation methods, algorithms, architectures, information processing, software, mathematical foundations and benchmarks for autonomic systems. Solutions will be studied at different levels of both centralized and distributed systems, including the hardware, networks, storage, middleware, services and information layers. The industry/university partnership combines an academic environment with state-of-the-art research initiatives and real-world applications. Currently, CAC has 14 industry members and 3 university members: The University of Florida, The University of Arizona, and Rutgers.