WICON lab research facility includes a rich set of experimental wireless radios and measurement tools, most notably: (a) Four NI-USRP RIOs, including two USRP 2942R (400 MHz to 4.4 GHz) and two USRP 2944R (10MHz-6GHz) with embedded 2-by-2 MIMO capability, GPS, and Kintex-7 2M FPGA; (b) 11 USRPs (four NI-USRP 2922, three USRP 2921, two NI-USRP 2932 with GPS, and two Ettus USRP2s Rev 4.0 with various daughter boards); (c) two high-end NI PXIe-1082, 8-Slot PXI Express Chassis for FlexRIO platforms with PXIe-8135 Core i7-3610QE 2:3 GHz controllers, PXIe-7975R NI-FlexRIO 2M FPGA modules, and two NI-5791 4:4 GHz RX/TX adapter modules; (d) Agilent's Vector Signal Analyzer with 85 MHz instantaneous bandwidth; (e) Agilent's Vector Signal Generator; (f) Agilent's N9923A and N9952A FieldFox Handheld RF Vector Network Analyzers ; (g) omni-directional antennas and oni-directional mmWave horn antennas; and a variety of experimental accessories (directional antennas, circulators, etc.). FlexRIO provides a high-performance, flexible recongurable I/O platform that allows for transmission/reception over up to 100 MHz instantaneous bandwidth in the 200 MHz to 4:4 GHz frequency range. The FlexRIO adaptor is connected to a PXI Express through an FPGA, providing high-throughput and fast communication between different synchronized slots.
Available simulation and code generation tools include LabVIEW and LabVIEW FPGA, ns-3, ns-2, OPNET (with the radio module), QualNet (complete kit, which includes the Advanced WiMAX/IEEE 802.16 Wireless module, Military Radios Library, TIREM Propagation Library, Urban Propagation Library, ALE/ASAPS Propagation Library, Network Emulation Interface, etc.), Matlab, CSIM, MaRS, REAL, Ptolemy, and Javasim.