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Transformational Networks and Services Group

The Transformational Networks and Services group develops measurement science, test, and measurement techniques, and best practices to enable new disruptive network technologies, including high-performance networking, 5G/6G core networks, optical and quantum networking, cloud computing, information-centric networks, end-to-end service management, edge intelligence, and applications such as teleoperation of automated vehicles.

Transformative communications - quantum, 5G/6G networks, and more


The Transformational Networks and Services Group develops foundational network science, network measurement science, engineering, standards, and best practices to support smart industrial transformations critical to national priorities such as industrial automation, smart grids, and smart transportation. The Group’s research efforts include 5G/6G core networks, optical and quantum networking, cloud computing, information-centric networks, edge intelligence, indoor localization, smart grid communication networks, and teleoperation of automated vehicles.



Multiverse: Quantum Optical Network Management

Abdella Battou
This paper presents the software-defined management system of DC-QNet, a quantum network testbed deployed across multiple distant sites. The system uses a

Versatile quantum-enabled telecom receiver

FNU Nur Fajar Rizqi Annafianto, Jabir Marakkarakath Vadakkepurayil, Ivan Burenkov, Abdella Battou, Sergey Polyakov
We experimentally demonstrate a quantum-measurement-based receiver for a range of modulation schemes and alphabet lengths in a telecom C-band. We attain symbol


5G/6G Core Networks and Services

This program aims to advance networking and measurement sciences and promote consensus standards and best practices for the evolution from 5G to 6G , focusing

Automated Vehicles and AV Communications

Automated vehicles (AVs) will significantly impact our daily lives and improve the competitiveness of our economy. Advances in communications capabilities – for

Edge AI

With significant technology advancement and growing commercialization of edge/fog computing, edge AI (artificial intelligence) has now become a new frontier

Indoor Localization and Tracking

This web page is simply a pointer to another page that covers the extensive research program in indoor localization and tracking at NIST.


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