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COSMOS Testbed Overview

Testbed Downtime (January 11 - 13)

Due to planned maintenance work at the Columbia University data center, the and domains will be unavailable for use starting January 11 at 12:00 EST until January 13 at 18:00 EST. The domain will be unaffected and remain available during that time.

The COSMOS (Cloud enhanced Open Software defined MObile wireless testbed for city-Scale deployment) project is aimed at design, development and deployment of an advanced wireless city-scale testbed in order to support real-world experimentation on next-generation wireless technologies and applications.

Participants and Funding

COSMOS is a joint project involving Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU along with New York City, City College of New York, Silicon Harlem, University of Arizona and IBM.

It is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program.


The COSMOS testbed is being deployed in West Harlem, New York City with technical focus on ultra-high-bandwidth and low-latency wireless communications with tightly coupled edge computing, and emphasis on the millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio communications and dynamic optical switching.

More Details

Reference Paper and DOI

The following paper describes the project vision and key technologies as well as the development, deployment, and outreach efforts. We would appreciate it if you cite this paper when publishing results obtained using the COSMOS testbed.

  1. Raychaudhuri, I. Seskar, G. Zussman, T. Korakis, D. Kilper, T. Chen, J. Kolodziejski, M. Sherman, Z. Kostic, X. Gu, H. Krishnaswamy, S. Maheshwari, P. Skrimponis, and C. Gutterman, “Challenge: COSMOS: A city-scale programmable testbed for experimentation with advanced wireless,” in Proc. ACM MOBICOM’20, 2020." ​(Download)

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