Wireless LAN Research Grant for Kennington, Olinick

wirelessLANThe Office of Naval Research has awarded the following research grant to EMIS faculty Jeff Kennington and Eli Olinick:

Using Optimization to Design Wireless Local Area Networks

Developing a good design for a wireless local area network for a multistory building is a challenging problem. The designer must determine the number and location of the access points (radio transmitters and receivers), the best power setting for these access points, and the frequency to be assigned to the access points. Since the exact location of the mobile devices (i.e. users) is not known, evaluation of a given design requires a statistical analysis over a random sample of potential locations. Our objective is to develop optimization-based prototype design tools for both current and future versions of these networks.

Funding level: $135,000.