mSync: Frames without preambles

20 February 2018

Our paper mSync: Physical Layer Frame Synchronization Without Preamble Symbols was just accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

In the paper, we propose a frame format and a corresponding decoding strategy that does not rely on dedicated preamble symbols. To evaluate our approach, we implement the algorithm for a custom low-power PHY, but also for the IEEE 802.15.4 O-QPSK PHY.


Futebol Project

4 February 2018

The Futebol Project is a collaboration between Brasil and the Europe that facilitates testbed-based wireless research.

The recent project report describes how our IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver can be used for Experimental Wireless Networking Research using Software-Defined Radios.


Impact of Noise and Interference on IEEE 802.11p

16 November 2017

One core assumption of many network simulators is that interference and noise have a similar impact on the performance of the physical layer. We were curious if this is actually the case and conducted simulations as well as experiments in an SDR-based testbed. The results will be published at IEEE VNC 2017 in Torino, Italy.


WEBee: Physical-Layer Cross-Technology Communication

20 October 2017

Researchers from the University of Minnesota used our WiFi and ZigBee transceiver to prototype their novel approach for physical-layer cross-technology communication. Their paper won the best paper award at ACM MobiCom 2017. Congratulations!

  • Zhijun Li and Tian He, “WEBee: Physical-Layer Cross-Technology Communication via Emulation,” Proceedings of 23rd ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2017), Snowbird, UT, Oct 2017, pp. 2-14. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

The Impact of Noise and Interference on IEEE 802.11p

17 October 2017

We used our WiFi transceiver implementation to study the impact of noise and interference on IEEE 802.11p. Whether there is a significant difference between noise and interference is very relevant for networks simulations, which often use very simplistic simulation models for the physical layer.


TMC Paper on WiFi Transceiver

12 September 2017

We are very happy that our paper summarizing the implementation and validation of our WiFi transceiver was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.


Café Curie

11 September 2017

On 29 September 2017, Bastian Bloessl will participate in Probe: Research uncovered at Trinity College Dublin. He will be around at Café Curie where Marie Curie Fellows have the chance to chat about their work and give short talks.


Chaos-Based Coded Modulations

9 September 2017

Researchers from Spain used our WiFi transceiver for Chaos-Based Coded Modulations. Hopefully, the transceiver did not contribute to the chaos :-)

  • Alexandre Wagemakers and Francisco J. Escribano, “Software-Defined Radio Proof-of-Concept for Chaos-Based Coded Modulations,” Proceedings of 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Heraklion, Greece, July 2017, pp. 748-753. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

8 June 2017

Researchers from Erlangen-Nürnberg and Mannheim use our IEEE 802.15.4 (ZigBee) transceiver in their paper on the (in)security of ZigBee 3.0 touchlink commissioning. The paper is available online.

  • Philipp Morgner, Stephan Mattejat, Zinaida Benenson, Christian Müller and Frederik Armknecht, “Insecure to the Touch: Attacking ZigBee 3.0 via Touchlink Commissioning,” Proceedings of 10th ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (WiSec’17), Boston, MA, July 2017. [DOI, BibTeX, Details…]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship

1 May 2017

Bastian Bloessl received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, allowing him to spent two more years continuing the works in the context of the Wime project. During his fellowship, he will stay at the CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin – Ireland’s Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications.


Accelerating our WiFi Transceiver

22 November 2016

Researchers from Uruguay did some really nice work on our WiFi transceiver. In their paper, published at the 9th Latin America Networking Conference (LANC’16), they present performance optimizations through more efficient demapping of constellation points and an alternate implementation of the viterbi decoder.

We are grateful that the authors contributed their modifications. They are already part of the current version.

  • Gonzalo Arcos, Rodrigo Ferreri, Matías Richart, Pablo Ezzatti and Eduardo Grampín, “Accelerating an IEEE 802.11 a/g/p Transceiver in GNU Radio,” Proceedings of 9th Latin America Networking Conference (LANC’16), Valparaíso, Chile, October 2016, pp. 13-19. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details…]

Prototyping Software-Defined Wireless Networks

12 November 2016

Researchers from Technische Universität Berlin just released a paper, in which they use our WiFi transceiver to prototype their vision of a software-defined wireless network.


Detecting MAC Address Spoofing

2 September 2016

Jonathan Bucker shows in his blog post how to detect MAC address spoofing by associating a device with a characteristic carrier frequency offset. He uses our WiFi transceiver together with RFtap to make the frequency offset estimate available in Wireshark.

RFtap information in Wireshark

MobiCom 2016 Paper

28 August 2016

A group from Ohio State University used our IEEE 802.11a/g/p transceiver in their recent paper, to be presented at ACM MobiCom 2016.

  • Wenjie Zhou, Tanmoy Das, Lu Chen, Kannan Srinivasan and Prasun Sinha, "BASIC: Backbone-Assisted Successive Interference Cancellation," Proceedings of 22nd ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2016), New York, NY, October 2-16. [DOI, BibTeX, Details...]

New Website Online

27 August 2016

We're very happy to launch our new website, which will serve as the main source of information for everything related to the Wime project. We will use it as an outlet for theses, projects, and papers that use our tools.

If you have anything that should be added, please drop us an email. We will be happy to update the website.


SIGCOMM 2016 Paper

10 August 2016

A group from University of Washington used our IEEE 802.11a/g/ transceiver and our findings regarding the scrambler seeds of WiFi cards to show the feasibility of inter-technology backscatter communication. The paper will be presented at ACM SIGCOMM 2016.

  • Vikram Iyer, Vamsi Talla, Bryce Kellogg, Shyamnath Gollakota and Joshua R. Smith, "Inter-Technology Backscatter: Towards Internet Connectivity for Implanted Devices," Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2016, Florianopolis, Brazil, August 2016, pp. 356-369. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]

CarSys 2016 Paper

9 August 2016

The first paper that uses the new channel estimation algorithms of our IEEE 802.11a/g/p transceiver was just accepted for presentation at ACM CarSyS 2016, which will be held in conjunction with ACM MobiCom.

The paper compares the performance of channel estimation algorithms in various environments using recorded traces from field tests. The data mentioned in the paper is already available on our website.

  • Bastian Bloessl, Mario Gerla and Falko Dressler, "IEEE 802.11p in Fast Fading Scenarios: From Traces to Comparative Studies of Receive Algorithms," Proceedings of 22nd ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2016), 1st ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services (CarSys 2016), New York, NY, October 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]

Channel Estimation Paper

5 August 2016

A group from University of Bremen presented a paper on prototyping channel estimation algorithms with our IEEE 802.11a/g/p transceiver. The authors are already working on getting their algorithm upstream. Great!

  • Razvan-Andrei Stoica, Stefano Severi and Giuseppe Thadeu Freitas de Abreu, "On Prototyping IEEE802.11p Channel Estimators in Real-World Environments Using GNURadio," Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2016, pp. 10-15. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]

Autonomous Driving Project

26 May 2016

Graduate students at Ohio State University use our WiFi transceiver in their project on autonomous driving.


DAAD FitWeltweit Scholarship

28 September 2015

Bastian Bloessl just won the DAAD FitWeltweit scholarship, allowing him to spent six months at the UCLA NRL Lab to work on the Wime Project.


AGC Demo at Infocom 2015

30 April 2015

Bastian Bloessl just demonstrated Automatic Gain Control for our IEEE 802.11a/g/p transceiver at Infocom 2015.


The Scrambler Attack

19 February 2015

David Eckhoff just presented a paper introducing the Scrambler Attack, a novel finger printing technique that relies on data extracted with our IEEE 802.11a/g/p transceiver.

  • Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and David Eckhoff, "The Scrambler Attack: A Robust Physical Layer Attack on Location Privacy in Vehicular Networks," Proceedings of 4th IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015), CNC Workshop, Anaheim, CA, February 2015, pp. 395-400. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]

Talk at FOSDEM 2014

2 February 2014

Bastian Bloessl presented our GNU Radio WiFi transceiver at FOSDEM 2014 in Belgium.


Best Paper Award at VNC 2013

7 December 2013

We just received the Best Demo Paper at Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2013 for our paper about the GNU Radio IEEE 802.11a/g/p implementation.


Best Demo Award at MobiCom 2013

3 October 2013

We just received the Best Demo Award at ACM MobiCom 2013 for demonstrating our GNU Radio IEEE 802.11a/g/p implementation.