The 5G ultra-wideband equipment-installed laboratory is located at the PNNL-Richland campus, making it the U.S. Department of Energy’s first 5G national laboratory powered by Verizon. Research at this studio will be focused on advanced wireless communications, millimeter wave technologies, scientific applications driving cyber-resilient critical infrastructure, and advanced mobile communications research and development for federal agencies, benefiting a wide array of research, from chemistry and Earth sciences, to the needs of first responders.
The PNNL 5G Innovation Studio came online in October 2020 and features:
- the first national laboratory with ultrawideband Verizon 5G;
- full R&D, testing and evaluation, and demo capabilities;
- edge and cloud computing resources; and
- 1,100 sq ft of space to support R&D, testing and evaluation, and partner demonstration.
Researchers will use the PNNL 5G Innovation Studio to address the following challenges facing 5G:
- potential disruption on established practices across industry, including power generation and utilities, transportation and transportation security, communication infrastructure, first-responder networks, and agriculture;
- 5G implementation options,
- spectrum availability,
- data provenance and uninterrupted secure communications; and
- integration with advanced scientific discovery and national security missions.
- Find out more about advanced wireless communications at PNNL.