Colosseum RF Channel Emulator
Northeastern is home to the Colosseum, the world’s largest radiofrequency channel emulator. Developed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Colosseum will enable the building and testing of intelligent, autonomous, collaborative wireless technologies for military and commercial use. This “electronic arena” can mimic, in real time, tens of thousands of RF channel interactions among hundreds of wireless devices within a square kilometer. Through AI, radios that weren’t designed to work together can now learn to do so by optimizing the limited capacity of the electromagnetic RF spectrum.