mmWave Wireless Channel Measurements in the COSMOS testbed

Location of Research: Hybrid (both remote and on site)

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5G cellular networks will use high-frequency millimeter-wave (mmWave) communication, which promises high data rates and ample spectrum availability. Students working on this project will help conduct a mmWave wireless channel measurement campaign around the COSMOS testbed (, a wireless networking testbed located at Columbia stretching between 120th and 136th St. In collaboration with Bell Labs students will be able to use unique, state-of-the-art mmWave equipment to conduct these measurements (see pre-pandemic example in The measurements will play an important role in the development of network-level control algorithms, which is the other, more analytical side of this research project.

Lab: Wireless and Mobile Networking (WiMNet) Lab

Direct Supervisor: Manav Kohli

Position Dates: Spring 2021 & Summer 2021

Hours per Week: 10 - 20 hours

Paid Position: Yes

Credit: Yes

Number of positions: 1


  • Must be able to access the Columbia Morningside Heights campus
  • Some background in Digital Signal Processing
  • Some understanding of wireless networks, or interest to learn
  • Software/Hardware experience: Python, MATLAB, Raspberry Pi
  • Willingness to work outdoor


  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's 

Gil Zussman, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
[email protected]