The w-iLab.t generic wireless testbeds consist out of embedded PCs in a pseudo shielded environment that are equipped with multiple wireless interfaces, including 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, IoT sensor nodes with 802.15.4 interfaces and user-defined and cognitive radios. It is up to the experimenters to determine which interfaces will be used, and what software/firmware is installed on the embedded PCs and/or sensor nodes.

The wireless nodes are also connected over a wired interface for management purposes. Each of the devices can be fully configured by the experimenters. As the Ethernet interfaces that are put in place for management reasons can also be used during experiments as a wired interface, heterogeneous wireless/wired experiments are possible. As such, a very large number of (wireless) network experiments may be executed.

w-iLab.t 1 contains 44 nodes in a 30m x 10m datacenter. w-iLab.t 2 contains 100+ fixed nodes and 16 robots in a 60m x 20m room for high density and mobile experiments.

For more information and technical details, see http://doc.ilabt.imec.be


  • Pieter Becue

  • Bart Jooris

  • Vincent Sercu

  • Brecht Vermeulen


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