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The CSP lab has access to a wide variety of state-of-the-art test gear, including:

  • Shunra Storm: Capable of emulating selected characteristics of data networks, including but not limited to parameters such as delivery delay, delivery delay jitter, and

packet loss. This device can also be used to capture and apply synchronized time stamps to packets at various locations in the emulated network.

  • Agilent 8960 Wireless Base Station Simulators: Capable of emulating a variety of wireless WAN cellular base stations, operating protocols such as GPRS and CDMA2000, as well as many others.
  • Wireshark/Ethereal Packet sniffer: Capable of capturing and filtering data packets, allowing off-line analysis.

The lab also has several simulation packages and mathematical packages, such as:

  • Opnet Modeler: Capable of simulating the complete protocol stack of any wired or wireless network.
  • Elanix System View: Capable of simulating the physical layer of any network.
  • Matlab and MathCAD: These packages contain a wide variety of functions, allowing networks and protocols to be verified and validated mathematically.
  • GNUradio with several USRP2s: These tools enable modern communications waveforms to be implemented on generic hardware.
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