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Welcome to the FIT/CorteXlab Wiki

This Wiki provides general information and end-user tutorials concerning the FIT/CorteXlab testbed.

What is FIT/CorteXlab?

The FIT/CorteXlab testbed is one of 9 testbeds of the Future Internet of Things (FIT) Initiative. All the testbeds are dedicated to radio communication research but CorteXlab is the only one specifically designed for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio research.

With its 180m² EM shielded room that ensures experiment reproducibility and its 40 high-end SDR-capable radio nodes, CorteXlab provides a unique setup to experiment on new state-of-the-art radio techniques.

More info on the official FIT/CorteXlab website: www.cortexlab.fr.

Why do I need FIT/CorteXlab?

  • Because it goes down to the physical layer:
    It is one of the only platforms in the world enabling you to work down to the physical layer by deploying your own physical layer implementations.
  • Because it allows for large scale experiments:
    With up to a total of 80 nodes, if you include the WSN's, the possibilities of experimentation scenarios are widened to a level never seen before.
  • Because it ensures reproducibility:
    As the room is isolated from the outer world, you can experiment on any band from 300MHz to 4GHz with no interference, thus running the exact same experiment twice will give you the exact same results.
  • Because you can do everything from home:
    All systems in CorteXlab are fully automated and the testbed is accessible from the Internet for everyone so once you get an account you just need your PC and an Internet connection to use it!
  • Because it's free to use!

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To get started with CorteXlab, follow these short introductory steps:

I have used FIT/CorteXlab, how do I cite it?

Mentioning FIT/CorteXlab in your research publications allow us to measure the impact of the usage of the testbed, which in turn keeps the testbed working. :-D

If you have used FIT/CorteXlab in your research publications there are two ways to mention it:

Via aknowledgement:

Please use this phrase in your acknowledgements line:

Experiments presented in this paper were carried out using the FIT/CorteXlab testbed. (see http://www.cortexlab.fr). 

Via citation:

Cite the following paper: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6849176/

With bibtex:

@inproceedings{massouri2014cortexlab,
  title={CorteXlab: An open FPGA-based facility for testing SDR \& cognitive radio networks in a reproducible environment},
  author={Massouri, Abdelbassat and Cardoso, Leonardo and Guillon, Benjamin and Hutu, Florin and Villemaud, Guillaume and Risset, Tanguy and Gorce, Jean-Marie},
  booktitle={Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), 2014 IEEE Conference on},
  pages={103--104},
  year={2014},
  organization={IEEE}
}

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