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Advanced Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory

Welcome to TEL!

TEL's Mission

"It is our goal to advance innovative research in telecommunication engineering technologies with emphasis in all areas of wireless communications. Our expert faculty and well-qualified graduate students with state-of-the-art laboratory tools and equipment are contributing to important local and national research projects with support from NSF, DoD, DoT, and other local and national research agencies. We are committed to continued growth and look forward to new challenges."

- Prof. Hamid Sharif, TEL Director

The Advanced Telecommunication Engineering Laboratory is a state-of-the-art research facility and a part of the Computer and Electronics Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

We are physically located at the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.

TEL was formed in 1995 and is engaged in research to provide solutions for challenges in telecommunication engineering field with emphasis in all areas of wireless communications. Our work is targeted towards providing technological solutions for our society at large. Our research is directly applied in many different areas, such as the railroad industry, farm and ranch operations, medical domain and various other industries. In support of this objective, we work closely with local and national research agencies including various U.S. government agencies.

TEL is actively conducting research in Wireless Sensor Networks, Network Security, Low-Power Sensing and Operations, Mobile Networking and many other important research aspects.

We always welcome new collaborations and new research challenges.

Recent News  TEL News RSS

  • 11/04/2014

    Our team and the work we are doing for the FRA and the North Americal freight railroad industry was recently honored with a tv spot airing during Big10 televised Nebraska athletics events! You can watch it again here:

  • 11/13/2013

    Great news for our team! The FRA-sponsored project for real-time railcar monitoring was featured in this year's UNL Research Report and can be accessed here.
    We are very excited to have received this recognition of our work and look forward to continuing our efforts in helping the North American railroad industry to improve rail safety and security. 

  • 10/10/2013

    Congratulations to Pradhumna, one of our students here at TEL, for receiving the Nebraska University Presidential Award 2013. We are very proud of him and the work he is doing for our group!

  • 08/21/2013

    Our team just returned from a successful trip to the Transportation Technology Center in Pueblo, CO for a two-day field test experience with our HTN prototypes. 

  • 01/01/2013

    Happy New Year everyone! Best wishes for for a very successful 2013 and beyond!

  • 12/10/2012

    Here are some useful links to see the ranking of journals and conferences.

  • 11/26/2012

    Just announced! IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine Special Issue: Wireless Networking for e-Health Applications

  • 11/21/2012

    On behalf of everyone at TEL we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

  • 11/16/2012

    Our new website now uses Biblio for publication tracking! Check it out on our publications page.

  • 11/14/2012

    This has been a productive year in terms of publications for TEL. So far we are up to 18 publications, with several more in press.