ORNL researchers start wireless network company

ORNL Radio Channel Simulator Software

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers Phani Teja Kuruganti, left, and James Nutaro develop the Radio Channel Simulator software. (Photo submitted by ORNL)

A Tennessee company has licensed award-winning software from Oak Ridge National Laboratory that will help industries install wireless networks more cost-effectively in challenging environments such as mines, offshore drilling platforms, and factories, a press release said.

The company is called Networcsim, and it was founded by ORNL researchers Phani Teja Kuruganti and James Nutaro.

The two signed an agreement Friday to license the Radio Channel Simulator software, which won an R&D 100 Award this month.

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