WARP, a UnifiedWireless Network Testbed for Education and Research
Cavallaro, Joseph R.
In this paper, we introduce the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP) developed at CMC lab, Rice University. WARP provides a scalable and configurable platform mainly designed to prototype wireless communication algorithms for educational and research oriented applications. Its programmability and flexibility makes it easy to implement various physical and network layer protocols and standards. Moreover, the online open-access WARP repository is used to document and share different wireless architectures and cross-layer designs developed at educational and research centers. This repository is a fast and easy solution for students and researchers with a wide range of backgrounds in hardware implementation and algorithm development to collaborate and initiate multi-disciplinary system designs.