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There were at least 4 ways that companies worked with the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory:

  1. Research Contracts

    Research contracts were used to define the terms of large research projects.

  2. Electromagnetic Compatibility Center Membership

    Clemson was a member of the NSF I/UCRC for Electromagnetic Compatibility. This center focused on EMC research sponsored by a variety of companies representing different industries. Three universities participated in this center: Clemson University, Missouri S&T and the University of Houston.

  3. Consulting

    Small projects (usually lasting a few months or less) were often arranged through a consulting agreement.

  4. Equipment or Software Donations

    Much of the state-of-the-art hardware and software utilized by the laboratory was donated (or obtained on long-term loan from prominent companies in the field.

The laboratory also worked with companies through other campus programs such as CU-ICAR's Deep Orange Curriculum.