UDC Receives Major DOD Research Grant

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of the District of Columbia has received a $424,000 grant from the Department of Defense to investigate the feasibility of using and communicating with underwater wireless networks of distributed sensors.

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The three-year project will help the Navy by providing results that can improve underwater surveillance and enable applications in water pollution monitoring, reconnaissance, offshore exploration, disaster prevention, and assisted navigation.

"We are quickly demonstrating that UDC is on the forefront of technology and research in this area," said Dr. Allen L. Sessoms, President of the University System of the District of Columbia.  "All of our dedicated professionals are to be commended in this ongoing effort."

Dr. Paul Cotae, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, leads the study. Funding from the grant will provide equipment and supplies and support graduate students in UDC's new Master of Science program in electrical engineering, doing thesis research for this project.

As the only urban land-grant institution in the country, the University System of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the University of the District of Columbia (David A. Clarke School of Law, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, College Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) and the Community College of the District of Columbia.

CONTACT: Alan Etter (202) 345-6371

SOURCE University of the District of Columbia


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