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About WCT

Wireless Communications Testbeds (WCT) for Authentic Stem Learning is a new initiative made possible by NSF Grant 1432416. WCT is a joint project between Weber State University and Virginia Tech.


We will be utilizing existing software and equipment, such as CORNET 3-D, to help students visualize abstract concepts.

In addition, we will leverage currently operational websites such as CORNET and Wireless @ Virginia Tech.

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New Tutorials for Introduction to Communications Systems

These tutorials and the accompanying GNU Radio flowgraphs can be installed and run on the CORNET testbed nodes. Alternatively, they can be run on users’ own computers whether they already have GNU Radio installed, or wish to run it within a virtual machine or from a bootable image.The tutorials in this initial set currently do not require over-the-air signals or the USRP RF front ends used in CORNET, although some of the tutorials include an option to use low-cost RTL 2832 based SDR receivers such as those available at Please note that these are large files. They will take time to download!

Academic Partners

The opinions expressed in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Department of Defense, the United States government, Virginia Tech or our academic partners.

Our Academic Partners:

  • Gonzaga University
  • Liberty University
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
  • Weber State University
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    • North Carolina  A & T logo
    • UPRM