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, 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 GPS antenna on the roof of the building, a cart for portable/low mobility experiments, desks and whiteboards for the researchers, and other computing recourses (e.g., laptops and desktop computers).
Some of the major hardware equipment currently available in this lab includes
- A portable Faraday cage
- Various software-defined radios
- Four Ettus USRP B210s with GNSS antenna module
- Two NI-USRP RIO 2944R
- Two Ettus N210 USRPs with UBX-40 boards and GNSS antenna module
- One NI-USRP 2922
- Several LimeSDR devices, and
- Two Cohda Wireless equipment for V2V research
plus RF cables and other accessories. The RIOs have 10 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range and 160 MHz simultaneous bandwidth while the LimeSDRs support 100 kHz to 3.8 MHz frequency range and 61 MHz simultaneous bandwidth.