George Washington University is chartering the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute. The new research institute will focus on the study of innovations in space and satellite research, wireless and mobile communications and advanced networking applications.
The new institute was created as a result of the merger of two synergistic research initiatives at George Washington University - the Institute for Advanced Space Research and the GW Net Lab - and will be located at the Virginia campus in Ashburn.
"We are pleased to see the enhancement of our information technology and telecommunications research programs - one of the three strategic research focus areas at the GW Virginia Campus," says John Wilson Jr., the executive dean of the Virginia campus. "Dr. Joseph Pelton and his colleagues will look to advance knowledge in ways that will benefit their fields, our campus and society at large."
The merger of these two initiatives brings together George Washington University's top researchers in industry and government. The groups will collaborate on a wide range of research projects with a special emphasis on satellite communications with regard to advanced technology, next generation systems, air and transportation safety, disaster recovery and anti-terrorism applications.
Several research projects are underway, including projects on new broadband satellite applications for telecommuting funded by Hewlett Packard; advanced GeoPlatform Comsat systems and satellite systems policy and standards funded by the Communications Research Lab of Japan.
For more information contact Helen Ryan at 703-726-8303.