M.S. Thesis Defense: Keith Taylor
Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:00 a.m. Room 2460, AVW Bldg.
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ANNOUNCEMENT: M.S. Thesis Defense
Name: Keith Taylor
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10am
Location: Room 2460, AVW Bldg.
Professor Joseph Jaja, Chair/Advisor
Professor Gang Qu
Professor Richard La
We propose an architecture for and build a prototype of a laboratory-based mobile wireless testbed which uses highly detailed, site-specific channel models to dynamically configure a many-to-many analog channel emulator. Unlike similar systems which have used abstract channel models with few details from the physical environment, we take advantage of commercial ray tracing software and high-performance hardware to make realistic signal power and characteristics predictions in a highly detailed environment. The ray tracing results are used to program a many-to-many analog channel emulator. Using this system we can conveniently, repeatably, and realistically subject real wireless nodes to the effects of mobility. We use our prototype system and a detailed CAD model of the University of Maryland campus to compare field test measurements to measurements made from the same devices in the same physical scenario in the testbed.