Faraday Lab

WISP is housed at a dedicated lab space in the 3rd floor of the Cybersecurity Hall for wireless experimentation research in cellular networks, spectrum sharing, connected vehicle, Wi-Fi, and IoT security. It is an RF-shielded 230-square-feet lab space, named Faraday Lab accordingly, making it a safe space for experimentations without violating RF spectrum regulations, e.g., with regard to licensed bands. 

In addition, the lab is equipped with a digital screen, a GPS cable connected to a antenna on the roof of the building, a cart for portable/low mobility experiments, desks and whiteboards for the researchers, and various other computing recourses (e.g., laptops).

Some of the major hardware equipment available in this lab includes

  • A portable Faraday cage
  • Aurelia X6 Standard US-based drone w/ Flight Controller* (2)
  • One Lynxmotion A4WD3 rugged rover* (1)
  • Various software-defined radios
    • Ettus X310 USRP w/ UBX-160 daughterboard (2) 
    • NI-USRP RIO 2944R (2)
    • Ettus N210 USRP with UBX-40 boards and GNSS antenna module (2)
    • Ettus USRP B210 with GNSS antenna module (4+3*)
    • NI-USRP 2922 (1)
    • Several LimeSDR devices
  • Connected vehicle research equipment
    • Cohda Wireless road-side unit (RSU) MK6 w/ SDK and NXP RoadLink SAF5400* (1)
    • Cohda Wireless on-board unit (OBU) MK6 w/ Qualcomm SA515 chipset* (2)
    • Cohda Wireless on-board unit (OBU) MK6c w/ Qualcomm 9150 chipset (2)
  • Developer Kits for edge computing
    • Nvidia Jetson Nano* (2)
    • Jetson Orin Nano* (1)
  •  Intel RealSense Camera* (1)
  • Power banks (1+1*)

plus RF cables and other accessories. The RIOs and X310s have 10 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range and 160 MHz simultaneous bandwidth.

*The equipment marked by * belong to GCI Server-on-Wings Testbed.

For additional resources available at the Cybersecurity Hall, including the Collaborative Research Space for researchers affiliated with ESL GCI, please visit Cybersecurity Hall Facilities

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