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Russ College professor awarded grant for 5G technology research

Russ College professor awarded grant for 5G technology research

A professor in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology was awarded a grant of $399,481 by the U.S. Department of Energy to study and report on 5G wireless cellular technologies.

The grant, titled “Enabling The Next Generation of Smart Sensors in Coal Fired Power Plants using Cellular 5G Technology,” was awarded to Assistant Professor Jay Wilhelm. He said the grant’s purpose is for him to investigate how 5G communications can be used with regular industrial sensors and how they perform in power plant settings. Ohio University is working with West Virginia University (WVU) and American Electric Power to study and report on 5G benefits.

Read the full article at OHIO News.