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Virginia Tech professor Jeffrey Reed

"Our effort will focus on developing distributed computer systems that work in a cable-free environment," says Virginia Tech professor Jeffrey Reed.

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Virginia Tech researchers have launched a proof-of-concept study to develop highly connected computer systems that work in a wireless environment. The study, backed the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), aims to create small handheld devices for military personnel that can work in a wireless network and combine computing and communication resources to collect intelligence and analyze information. "Our effort will focus on developing distributed computer systems that work in a cable-free environment, which will bring a new level of flexibility to users who need to work in rapidly changing, often challenging, mobile environments," says Virginia Tech professor Jeffrey Reed.

The researchers also will examine the feasibility of using DARPA's Wireless Network after Next, a program that develops flexible and scalable communication networks that use inexpensive software radios.

"Our effort to build distributed computer systems that operate in a wireless network will entail the development of new algorithms, software architectures, novel application programming interfaces, as well as other innovations that impact wireless distributed computer systems," says Virginia Tech's S.M. Shajedul Hasan.

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