Our driving vision is to provide a high-performance, scalable and widely deployed wireless Internet that facilitates services ranging from radically new and unforeseen applications to true wireless "broadband" to residences and public spaces at rates of 10s of Mb/sec. In this project, we take a new look at the foundations of the wireless Internet, with a focus on scalability, deployability, and performance. Towards this end, we will design an architecture that is based on Transit Access Points (TAPs), devices that form a wireless backbone mesh via high-performance multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless links.
The second generation of the TAPs platform is an open access research platform called WARP. See http://warp.rice.edu.