L-3 Communications Joins NYU Wireless Research Center

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—L-3 Communications has joined the NYU WIRELESS research center as an industrial affiliate sponsor and board member. L-3 is a leading aerospace and defense company with technical expertise and best-in-class products in many areas, including secure and networked communications, microwave, RF (Radio Frequency), and telemetry. 

According to Dr. Randal Sylvester, chief technologist for L-3’s Communication Systems-West unit, investing in NYU WIRELESS was an easy choice to make. "When partnering with academia, we seek programs with exceptionally strong research capabilities in emerging fields that can produce students capable of solving difficult problems,” said Sylvester.  “The groundbreaking research in circuit design, video signaling, and millimeter wave communications at
NYU WIRELESS will be an asset to L-3, and facilitate business growth."

“L-3 is a world class communications and engineering company, and we are pleased to be working closely. We are delighted to have L-3’s active involvement in our center as we partner on new projects," said Professor Theodore (Ted) Rappaport, NYU WIRELESS director and founder. Rappaport holds faculty appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Polytechnic Institute of New York University, NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and in the Department of Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

NYU WIRLESS is a new research center at NYU and NYU-Poly that includes more than 20 faculty and 100 graduate students in engineering, computer science, and medicine.  L-3 Communications joins the NYU WIRELESS Industrial Affiliates advisory board that also includes Samsung Corporation, National Instruments, and Interdigital Communications.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions.  L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion.