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New Cyber Physical Lab and High-Speed Fiber Optic Network located at WestGate@Crane Technology Park

By May 30, 2021No Comments

The WestGate@Crane Technology Park is now home to a brand new, state-of-the-art Cyber Physical Systems Lab (CyPhy) built in partnership with the Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3), the Office of Naval Research supported by the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane) and NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge, and Indiana University. The lab contains cutting-edge scientific equipment that will allow researchers from industry, military and academia to develop innovative concepts into working prototypes.

The location at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park will allow researchers and entrepreneurs access to incredibly high-quality equipment, the high-speed fiber optic research and education network known as I-Light and a convenient location by Naval Surface Activity Crane (NSA Crane). The close proximity to NSA Crane will present greater opportunities for increased collaboration between the defense, government, national intelligence and commercial sectors. The lab allows individuals to utilize the lab space and costly specialized equipment such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and a Plural A4 3D printer that otherwise may be hard to access.

The I-Light high-speed fiber optic research and education network will allow researchers to connect to university research computing resources, allows for high-speed data transfers via a dedicated and secure network, enhanced video connections and access to supercomputers and scientific data storage facilities. I-Light is a partnership between Indiana colleges and universities, the state government and private sector broadband providers.

The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) is implementing the plan for further development of WestGate@Crane Technology Park, an emerging research and technology park in South-Central Indiana. Located at the main entrance to NSA Crane, home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center and the Crane Army Ammunition Activity, the park is a regional destination for America’s defense and security industries.