Founded in 2006, the Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA) conducts research in theoretical and application areas of wireless networks and communication for humanitarian relief. The Center's major research areas include the design, development, and deployment of Wireless Communication Systems, Wireless Networking Systems, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Mobile Communication Networks, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Participatory Sensing, Context Aware Systems, and Mobile Computing Systems. Our past contributions have resulted in the design, development and deployment of  the world’s first Wireless Sensor Network System for Landslide Monitoring and Early Warning, India’s first Landslide Simulation Laboratory, India’s first Remote Triggered Wireless Sensor Network Laboratory, and India’s first Offshore Communication Network. AmritaWNA's research has translated into several patents, publications, awards, and recognition by India's Rajya Sabha and by the United Nations Academic Impact initiative. 

The Center has developed and continues to develop wireless systems for humanitarian relief. AmritaWNA's projects span the following application areas:​