Our main test facility is a 5G wireless testbed, built at KU Leuven ESAT-TELEMIC by means of a Hercules 1 infrastructure grant, obtained in 2014. Since that major investment, our infrastructure consists of 46 USRPs, a total of 90 antennas. They can be used in various configurations, indoor and outdoor, centralized and distributed, enabling research on Massive MIMO, in-band full duplex, Cloud-RAN, Cooperative Communication and Relaying and LTE-U. With those USRPs, we can build various test configurations, as they are combined in various racks and connected with multiple servers. Through GPS they can be synchronized, as well as through 5 octoclocks that enable to share the LO between RF front-ends as well as to sync the FPGAs.
More details available under:
- Documentation: https://redmine.esat.kuleuven.be/redmine/projects/fed4fire/wiki/Testbed_documentation
- Terms and conditions: https://redmine.esat.kuleuven.be/redmine/projects/fed4fire/files
- Tutorial for basic usage: https://redmine.esat.kuleuven.be/redmine/projects/fed4fire/wiki/Basic_usage