This paper describes a proposed testbed named Illinois Wireless Wind Tunnel (iWWT). The goal of the testbed is to implement "scaled" versions of wireless networks for the purpose of accurate repeatable evaluation of wireless protocols. The testbed will be implemented in an electromagnetic anechoic chamber at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although the iWWT testbed will be used primarily for evaluation of protocols above the physical layer, the design of the iWWT requires a careful attention to physical characteristics of the environment. This paper presents preliminary thoughts on scaling of wireless networks in the iWWT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationConference on Computer Communications
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
EventACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops: Conference on Computer Communications - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2005Aug 26 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops: Conference on Computer Communications


OtherACM SIGCOMM 2005 Workshops: Conference on Computer Communications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA


  • Performance evaluation
  • Testbeds
  • Wireless protocols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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