Columbia University

NSF EAGER grant to support an experimental dark fiber network

image001Prof. Daniel Kilper (University of Arizona) and Prof. Zussman received an NSF Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) titled “Lighting a Dark Fiber Experimental Research Network in Harlem”.

The $300K project will be conducted in collaboration with Silicon Harlem. It will support the deployment of research network composed of wireless and optical nodes in Harlem. The network nodes will have ‘white box’ capabilities spanning optical, data, and wireless networking and will exist in parallel with the recently deployed LinkNYC network. They will support experimentation in both wireless and optical backhaul in a dense urban environment.