Welcome to the CORNET, O-CORNET and CORNET 3-D website. CORNET and O-CORNET are testbeds that enable testing and development for software defined radio, cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access. CORNET is located in Kelly Hall, home of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, a primary sponsor for the CORNET and O-CORNET testbeds.
CORNET 3-D is a web application developed by Nikita Sharakhov, a former Master's level student, using WebGL. It provides a 3D view of the CORNET testbed with information on which nodes and radios are operational. CORNET 3-D can teach students about strategies for optimal use of spectrum resources through interactive game-like tutorials by providing them with real-time scoring based on their choices for radio transmission parameters. This is an interactive map, use your mouse to rotate the map for optimal views.
This new website was developed for the I/USE project to provide resources for undergraduate students by helping them visualize the radio spectrum. This new project will rely heavily on CORNET and CORNET 3-D. Bootable ISO Images and Virtual Machine files are available for download along with tutorials, and flowgraphs. Visit the WCT site at http://wct.wireless.vt.edu
Spectrum-ShaRC (spectrum sharing radio contest) will take place during the 2015 - 2016 academic year, with a final round in May 2016. The contest will use the cognitive radio test system (CRTS) and Virginia Tech's internet-accessible CORNET cognitive radio testbed to measure performance of student-designed cognitive or adaptive dynamic spectrum access radios in challenging operational environments. Complete details including the entry form are avaiable at Spectrum-ShaRC Student Cognitive Radio Design Contest website.
As communications systems gradually move towards 4G using long-term evolution (LTE) technology, LTE nodes need to be integrated into the CORNET testbed to be able to train engineers and students on this emerging technology. Read more!