Established in March 2001, the OpNeAR Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas brings together those professionals and students who share an interest in the general area of networking. The main objective of the OpNeAR Lab is to conduct collaborative research and develop excellence in the field of wired and wireless networking.

The original meaning of the OpNeAR acronym was Optical Networking Advanced Research. Since 2006 its name has been modified to Open Networking Advanced Research Lab to best reflect the various research activities that are carried out in the OpNeAR Lab.

In addition, the Telecommunications Applied Research in Gigabit and Emerging Technologies (TARGET) Lab is incorporated to provide for applied research and testing using live equipment.

The following are some of the objectives of the OpNeAR Lab:

  • To perform outstanding research, jointly carried out by faculty, researchers and students in the areas of:
    • Architectures and protocols for high speed, optical and wireless networks
    • Protection and restoration mechanisms for reliable communications
    • Cross-layer optimization and network design
    • Assessment of optical and wireless medium impairment on the overall network architecture, design and cost.
  • To promote collaboration with other national and international universities
  • To promote industry-university partnership to foster technology transfer of the latest advances in the field of optical and wireless networking networking
  • To teach and provide support for courses in networking.
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OpNear Lab collaborations
Technical Reports
OpNear Lab technical reports
Activity Information
Fall 2010: OpNear Lab monthly presentations
UTDrive project : Voice Over IP data collection measurements demo
A project sponsored in part by Screaming Circuits wins Award for Wireless Sensor Design
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Open Networking Advanced Research Lab
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas. USA.