POWDER-RENEW Mobile and Wireless Week 2023


We are pleased to host the second POWDER-RENEW Mobile and Wireless Week (MWW-2023) as an in-person event on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah, from January 23 - 27, 2023!

Our “target audience” is primarily motivated graduate students. Attendees will be exposed to a variety of topics related to wireless and mobile networks, to ongoing research topics in this domain and to capabilities of the POWDER platform that enable wireless and mobile networking research and experimentation. MWW-2023 will include lectures/talks, and significant hands-on exploration. Hands-on exploration will be designed to expose participants to all POWDER building blocks, including all over-the-air capabilities and specifically including the use of the POWDER massive MIMO deployments using the RENEW-developed software frameworks and use of the POWDER dense deployment, with CBRS specific RF-frontends, which is currently under development.

We expect to receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support travel and accommodation expenses for selected students from US academic institutions. Non-students and students from non-US institutions are welcome to apply to attend and if selected will be expected to cover their own costs.

Dates and times


Application due: December 15th, 2022

Advisor's letter due: December 15th, 2022

Decision Notification: December 19th, 2022


Start: Monday, January 23rd, 2023 at 8:30 AM

End: Friday, January 27th, 2023 at 5:00 PM


MWW-2023 will be held on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah.


To apply to attend the Mobile and Wireless Week please complete this application by December 15th 2022.

Local information


Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is the local airport. The Salt Lake City downtown area and the University of Utah campus can be reached from the airport using the TRAX light rail system. (Green line from the airport to Courthouse station. Red line from Courthouse to the University of Utah campus.)


Please send email to mww2023@powderwireless.net.

Schedule Overview

The topics to be covered during the first four days of the Mobile and Wireless Week are described below. (Subject to some change...) Each session will be a combination of talks/lectures and hands-on exercises using the POWDER platform. The last day of the week will be dedicated to small hands-on research projects on the platform.

POWDER platform overview and basic hands-on

This session will provide an overview of the POWDER platform, its features and building blocks, e.g., the POWDER experimental workflow, available hardware and software building blocks etc.

RF Propagation/Channels

This session will provide an overview of path loss models, multipath fading, and link budgeting for communication systems designers.

Communications Basics

This session will introduce basic blocks of a modern wireless communication link, e.g., modulation/demodulation, OFDM modulation, channel estimation and equalization etc.

5G Mobile Network

This session will cover the 5G mobile networking architecture and open source implementations thereof.

Open RAN

This session will cover the Open RAN architecture and open source implementations thereof.

Massive MIMO

This session will cover massive MIMO technology and the open source frameworks developed by the RENEW team.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1827940. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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