An open-source programmable millimeter-wave experimental platform
Outreach and broader impacts
Oct. 2021. We have been distributing the M-Cube software radio to the research community and industry partners, through free equipment loans and paid fabrication services. As of Oct. 2021, 9 research institutions in the US and EU are using M-Cube in their mmWave sensing, communication, and networking projects. 5 other requisition requests are under processing.
Sep. 2021. We are starting a new collaboration project with pSemi to develop a 28 GHz software radio platform, using the M-Cube RFSoC module as a baseband processing unit.
July 2021. We have open-sourced the MVDNet dataset and model implementation (https://github.com/qiank10/MVDNet). MVDNet dataset represents the first radar-lidar dataset with accurate vehicle labels.
June 2021. 4 undergraduate students and 2 MS students are participating in the FPGA development of M-Cube this summer. They are partly supported by the Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) at UCSD.
June 2021. We are setting up a collaboration project with Keysight and Safe Dynamics, and using our 3D ray tracing framework to reassure the RF safety of 5G mmWave networks.
Jan. 2021. We are collaborating with Samsung Research America to develop the RFSoC wideband processing unit for M-Cube.
Nov. 2020. We have demonstrated M-Cube to prominent industry representatives attending the annual review at the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD.
Oct. 2020. M-Cube received the Best Paper Award at ACM MobiCom ’20 .
Sep. 2020. We are demonstrating our M-Cube platform in the upcoming ACM MobiCom ’20.
Aug. 2020. A first version of our 3D ray tracing code and data has been released. Check our project page for details.
Aug. 2020. First batch of M-Cube fabrication and assembly is done. We are distributing the units to other research institutions in the form of equipment transfer.
June 2020. 2 undergraduate students and 1 MS students are participating in the FPGA development for M-Cube. One of the undergraduate students is continuing towards the MS program at UCSD.