Virtual AERPAW Tour:
On March 15th, 2023, Dr. Mushi gave a virtual tour of AERPAW testbed to participants of the City of Greensboro’s Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) program. Participants were young women in grades 6-8 interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The virtual tour started with a brief video of AERPAW vision and what the testbed is set to achieve. It then proceeded to show different components of the testbed with a brief explanation of how they were built and their purpose in the testbed. This was followed by an animation of how all the components come together to enable experimental research. Dr. Mushi also presented a sample handover experiment scenario and explained how it can be achieved in the testbed. The virtual tour ended with a general discussion and Q&A regarding careers in STEM.
It was a great honor for AERPAW to get a chance to inspire future generations of researchers. A copy of the presentation is accessible from the following link.
AERPAW Field Testing:
The AERPAW team has been working on testing its new RF front ends to have good wireless coverage nearby its towers in Lake Wheeler. The results on RSRP with srsRAN LTE show that there is good coverage up to 500 meters to LW1 fixed node for an unmanned ground vehicle in the field. There are regions where there exists large latency. Use of different USRP TX gains at the UE does not seem to significantly affect the RSRP performance.