Hughes, Lazzi Receive NSF Research Grant

December 20, 2001
Dr. Brian L. Hughes, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Gianluca Lazzi, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Information Technology Research (ITR) program grant. The ITR program supports research in new scientific, engineering and educational areas of information technology (IT). The award is for $711,000 for two years to support a research grant entitled "ITR/SII: A Unified Approach to Communication in Space and Time." The project seeks to develop new "space-time" signal processing and antenna design techniques that use multiple transmit-and-receive antennas to send more data over congested wireless communications links. The grant will create a new interdisciplinary wireless research laboratory at NC State in the Engineering Graduate Research Center on Centennial Campus. The project was one of only 121 group awards selected from more than 2,000 competitive proposals.