Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
This laboratory is dedicated to communication and signal processing research. On-going research projects involve transceiver design for OFDM wireless communication systems, collaborative information processing for wireless sensor networks, and space time adaptive processing for airborne radar applications. This lab provides state-of-the-art facilities.
SCIENS Lab conducts research on information security, computer, and network security. The ongoing projects conducted in this lab include wireless network security, privacy preserving data mining, grid computing security, and computer security education.
Distributed Multiagent Laboratory (DMA Lab)
The DMA lab provides a unique environment for exploring basic research and applications on distributed multiagent systems. Areas of research include: software agents, real-time intelligent distributed systems, evolutionary and Bayesian game theory, applications of artificial intelligence techniques on computer systems problems, and Internet algorithms and applications.
This laboratory has a facility for fabricating specialty optical fibers; vacuum systems, including a special ultra-high vacuum system for evacuating ampoules; various furnaces, including a high-pressure furnace for preform fabrication; a fiberpulling tower capable of drawing about 3 km of fiber from a 20 cm preform; and extensive fiber analysis equipment, including a special fiber microscope and an automatic optical spectrum analyzer. A process has been developed here for fabricating fibers with very thin layers of optically active material at the core cladding boundary. The optically active materials are semiconductors, metals, lithium niobate, and magnetic materials. These fiber devices are typically 3 to 20 mm long and have a large variety of applications in communication, computer memories, and sensors. Examples of these applications are fiber light amplifiers, sonar detectors, and true image light amplifiers in full color and 3-D, etc. Both graduate and undergraduate students participate in this research.
Fiber Fabrication Research Laboratory
The Photonics Laboratory has five fully equipped optics rooms. Each has a vibration isolated optical table and various kinds of optical devices and elements. It has a one-dimensional detector array, a digital rail, a CCD camera and image processing system, a digital scope, and various photo-detectors and laboratory accessories. In addition, we have a 5-W Argon Ion laser, a 50 mW He-Ne laser, and a number of semiconductor lasers. Research efforts include information processing for two-dimensional and three-dimensional data related to military as well as commercial applications, micro-fabrication of electro-optical diffractive optical elements, photonic switching as related to computer and communication networks, real-time holography for free-space beam steering and optical intersections, and three-dimensional optical memory and molecular electronics for the future generation of high-density and large-capacity digital storage devices.
Fabrication facilities exist here to make printed circuits with accuracy up to 70 microns, both for VLSI and microwave CAD. Equipment for charactering devices directly in both time and frequency domains is also available. The laboratory is equipped with a Waveform Processing System capable of analyzing devices up to 18 gigahertz. In addition, a Vector Network analyzer operating from 45 megahertz to 26.5 gigahertz can not only characterize noise figures of devices, but can also measure various network parameters of printed circuits, devices, and antennas. This equipment is computer controlled for higher accuracy and ease of measurement. In addition, a high-power Quantronix laser system provides the capability of performing research in impulse radar technology. With the help of laser-activated photo-conductive switches it is possible to generate kilovolt amplitude electrical pulses of 300 picoseconds duration. Several high-end workstations provide the capability of solving challenging problems in electromagnetics and signal processing. By adding DSP boards to Pentium processors it is also possible to carry out real-time adaptive signal processing.
RF, Wireless, and Signal Processing Laboratory
The System Level Integration and Verification Laboratory is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University , and is directed by Nazanin Mansouri. The mission of the laboratory is research and development of tools and methodologies specifically targeted to computer-aided design and verification (CAD) of micro electronic systems on a single chip (SOCs). The SLIV Laboratory was established to address the challenges presented by the rapid increase in size and complexity of the integrated circuits and the shift of interest from design of complex systems on a single board to the design of complex systems on a single chip. The goal of the laboratory is to become a center of excellence in development of high-performance Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools. Research in the SLIV Laboratory focuses on investigation and development of methodologies for high-level modeling and high-level system design and verification. A main emphasis of this laboratory is investigating safety, reliability, and correctness by construction issues in design and integration of SOCs, and innovative application of formal methods in modeling, design, and verification of single chip systems. The educational goal of the laboratory is to serve as an environment for student participation in design activities, and for interaction among the students involved in microelectronics design. It provides research opportunities for graduate as well as undergraduate students. The students learn through hands on experience, and by applying the concepts learned in the classroom. Currently, three Ph.D. students and four M.S. students are among the research members of the lab.
SLIV: The System Level Integration and Verification Laboratory
The Systems Design and CAD Laboratory aims to develop design methodologies and techniques that empower designers to design, test, verify, and build systems on a chip. Current research focus is around high-level synthesis for digital and mixed-signal systems, reconfigurable computing, and CAD for physical design.
VLSI Systems Design and CAD Laboratory
This is a state-of-the art wireless LAN that covers two buildings with an ample quantity of access points. It is set up for research purposes only, with no regular subscriber load. All network parameters, transmitter receiver properties, antennas, and security algorithms are open for experimentation and R&D projects.
Wireless Local Area Network Laboratory