MIMO Demonstration of Hydra
Ketan Mandke, Robert C. Daniels, Soon-Hyeok Choi, Scott M. Nettles, and Robert W. Heath, Jr.
Proceedings of the Second ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network
Testbeds, Experimental Evaluation and Characterization, Montreal,
Canada, pp. 101-102, September 2007
The evaluation of cross-layer protocols for wireless networking
requires analysis, simulation, and experimentation. The
final step in this process is often overlooked, but is equally
important. Prototyping and experimentation with testbeds
not only provides a mechanism for evaluating the performance
of wireless networks, but also provide keen insight
into the design of new wireless protocols. Hydra, a flexible
wireless network testbed developed at UT Austin, was
designed to investigate cross-layer issues in wireless protocol
design. In this paper, we propose a demonstration of the
multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) functionality of Hydra.
We will investigate rate and spatial mode adaptation
using this MIMO system.