Intelligent Networks

Wireless Communications

Engineering Intelligent Networks

The interdisciplinary research of the department is marked by the leveraging of state-of-the-art technologies in intelligent networks and systems that promise to transform various aspects of society. Researchers are innovating at the very foundations of modern technology, where they are building robot and device networks that dynamically cooperate with a wide range of applications, breaking down barriers for radio spectrum access, and using mobile phones to promote health and safety.

Faster more reliable wireless connections
Creating new global market opportunities.

"Cognitive radio" provides dynamic spectrum access that allows wireless communications devices to intelligently scan the radio environment and identify the best frequencies over which to transmit and receive data.

Can Cell Phones Make Us Healthier?
Researchers find innovative ways to use mobile technology to provide better health information and reduce cost.

Researchers improve consumer healthcare by leveraging the advanced sensors in mobile smart phones in novel ways to provide users with relevant health recommendations that are specifically tailored to them based on automatically collected data.

Preventing cell phone car accidents
Existing technology can be leveraged to identify and alert you to a dangerous situation.

To increase safety on the road, wireless researchers are looking for technologies that can passively influence the behavior of drivers who put themselves and others at risk through distracting cell phone use.

Jay Leno highlights Stevens research in preventing cellphone-caused car accidents.

Corporate intruder detection
Wi-Fi network signals provide intruder detection without installing a separate security system.

Location-oriented information in a wireless network stack promises a new dimension to complement conventional security solutions and enhance wireless security.

Ocean Robots Detect and Monitor Oil Plumes
Deploying robot teams that monitor propagation of underwater oil leaks.

Seeking to provide more intelligent technological support for agencies charged with clean-up efforts, researchers deploy a heterogeneous robot team of wave gliders, unmanned surface vessels, and autonomous underwater vehicles that detects and monitors the propagation of oil plumes.

Making Radar More Accurate
Synchronizing radar antennae provides powerful military security.

Distributed radar systems are used to improve object detection, developing networked radar capabilities that are turning today's "moving object detectors" into tomorrow's precision imaging systems.

Lasers that cooperate
Gaining mathematical insight as to how collective behaviors and complex patterns evolve.

Semiconductor laser arrays are approached as complex systems exhibiting collective behaviors that can be measured and manipulated to achieve desirable results