Date Added: Feb 2010
Cognitive radio has received considerable interest as a communication paradigm to provide dynamic spectrum allocation. However, there are still no real-time, at-scale validations of the key concepts in cognitive wireless. In this paper, the authors present the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform for Networks (WARPnet), a platform aimed at making cognitive radio a practical reality. The platform is designed from ground-up to be deployable and provides all the functionality needed to control and observe large-scale networks while enabling iteration on low-level algorithms.