Networking Systems Laboratory (NSL)

The Networking Systems Laboratory investigates all aspects of information processing and transport. Faculty and graduate students in NSL work on high-capacity networks, optical systems, agile and software defined radios, innovative transmitter and receiver design, and reliable and robust mobile networks. The laboratory integrates leading edge research with practical implementation and applications. The focus of NSL is to efficiently deliver reliable communications services across a wide range of challenging mediums to user applications. Recent projects involve radio design, Bluetooth and RFID evaluation, optical sensors for biology, and radio spectrum measurement and management.

Lab Resources

Optical spectrum analyzer
50GHz microwave network analyzer
40GHz digital oscilloscope
Tunable laser sources and optical filters
40Gb/s and 12 Gb/s BERTs
Electro-optic modulators, WDM multiplexers, demultiplexers
High-speed photodetectors
Commercial WDM systems at OC192 and OC48 data rates
High-speed digital T/R rooftop antenna
360 km of fiber installed for systems-level testing
DSP rapid prototyping system
Circuit board fabrication facility
Logic analyzers
Network analyzers
Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and function generators
Prototype PC board fabrication tools
RF signal generators
Variety of DSP platforms and evaluation tools
Extensive wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) networks
RFID performance benchmarking facilities
Bluetooth evaluation facilities
Connection to Sunflower Broadband's cable modem and TV Network

Extensive high-speed networking infrastructure: connected to high-speed, wide-area networks; Sprint testbed connection at 40 GB/s; Internet2, CAIRN testbeds for coast-to-coast experimentation; wide variety of routers, switches, and network interfaces

Hardware and software design experience: developed 622 Mb/s ATM switch hardware, network testing and measurement tools, network simulation and modeling tools, early Web applications and servers, integrated wireless mobile systems with fixed networks

Partner with ITTC

The Information and Telecommunication Technology Center at the University of Kansas has developed several assistance policies that enhance interactions between the Center and local, Kansas, or national companies. 

ITTC assistance includes initial free consulting (normally one to five hours). If additional support is needed, ITTC will offer one of the following approaches: 

Sponsored Research Agreement

Individuals and organizations can enter into agreements with KUCR/ITTC and provide funds for sponsored research to be performed at ITTC with the assistance of faculty, staff and students.

Licensing and Royalty/Equity Agreement

An ITTC goal is the development of investment-grade technologies for transfer to, and marketing by, local, Kansas, and national businesses. To enhance this process, the Center has developed flexible policies that allow for licensing, royalty, and equity arrangements to meet both the needs of ITTC and the company.

Commercialization Development

Companies with a technology need that can be satisfied with ITTC's resources can look to us for assistance. We can develop a relationship with interested partners that will provide for the development of a technology suited for commercialization.

ITTC Resource Access

ITTC resources, including computers and software systems, may be made available to Kansas companies in accordance with the Center's mission and applicable Regents and University policies.

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