Naming Convention


There are currently 3 Domains in COSMOS:

Testbed DomainDescription Main deployment in NYC (name is short for testbed) Development sandbox at WINLAB, Rutgers University Forthcoming sandbox at Columbia University

Domains are controlled by the same central services, but cannot be sliced between either RF or networks.

Device Types

sw Ethernet switch
opt Optical switch
rdm ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer)
srv Experiment dedicated Server
cm Out-of-band control device interface used by back-end services
sdr Directly addressable software defined radio (e.g. USRP 2974 or N310)
rfdev RF device that is separately managed (i.e. not part of the directly addressable SDR)

Outdoor Deployment Site Names

Map locations and GPS coordinates are only approximate and for rough reference only.

co1 core 1 CU CS Building CRF compute map
co2 core 2 Datacenter at 32 Avenue of the Americas map
lg1 large 1 CU Mudd building 18th floor rooftop map s1-lg1,s2-lg1, s3-lg1
md1 medium 1 CU Mudd building 1st floor (120th Street) map md1
md2 medium 2 CU Mudd building 2nd floor (Amsterdam Ave) map md2
12th Floor Camera (Amsterdam Ave) map
12th Floor Camera (120th St) map

CU = Columbia University

Coverage measurements of the outdoor nodes when transmitting 802.11g WiFi data packets at 2.412 GHz are described here.

Hierarchical naming

Resources are named using the following scheme.

Devices that DO NOT belong to a specific sector of a large site:


Devices that are part of a specific sector of a large site:


*To recognize the contributions of several Ph.D. students and a postdoc, some of the COSMOS devices are named after them based on their research interests and area(s) of contributions (COSMOS news item, Aug. 2020).

Example of core resources:

Core 1 (co1) :

Shared: ( ( ( ( ( (

Example of a fully populated large site:

Large Node 1 (lg1) :

Shared: Sector 1 (s1): Sector 2 (s2): Sector 3 (s3):

Example of sb1 resources:

Sandbox 1 (sb1) :

Shared: (USRP N310) (USRP 2974) (USRP N310) (USRP 2974) (Rooftop Interdigital Edge Link) (Rooftop Interdigital Edge Link) (Benchtop Interdigital Edge Link) (Benchtop Interdigital Edge Link) (x310 w/ Sivers IMA) (x310 w/ Sivers IMA) (RFSoC w/ Sivers IMA) (RFSoC w/ Sivers IMA) (Sivers IMA) (Sivers IMA)

Example of sb2 resources:

Sandbox 2 (sb2) : (sdr/

Shared: (USRP N310) (USRP 2974) (USRP N310) (USRP 2974) (IBM 28GHz PAAM) (IBM 28GHz PAAM)
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