The following facilities, equipment, and resources will be available to the participating REU students. For more detailed information, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact the faculty listed in the Projects page.

Advanced Wireless and Sensor Networking (ADWISE) Research Lab

ADWISE lab is directed by Dr. Kemal Akkaya (kakkaya@fiu.edu) and has the following resources available for the REU students in their summer projects.


Cyber Physical Systems Security Laboratory (CSL)

CSL is directed by Dr. A. Selcuk Uluagac (suluagac@fiu.edu) and has the following resources available for the REU students in their summer projects.

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CyberSecuirty Lab

CyberSecuirty Lab is directed by Dr. Alex Pons (apons@fiu.edu). The lab is equipped with the following resources to support the following areas. OpenDayLight – Software Define Networks, Malware and Reverse Engineering Tools, Digital/Mobile Forensics, and Penetration Testing. Five sandboxes/racks consisting of CISCO – 2911 Integrated Services Router, CISCO – Catalyst 2960-24LC-S Switch- 24 Ports – Managed, CISCO ASA 5510 Appliance Security, CISCO – AIRONET 1260 Series Access Point. One HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 CTO Server 686792-B21 for image virtualization, 15 workstations HP EliteOne 800 G1 All-inOne NonTouch 23 inch PC and 4 laptops HP EliteBook 850, Core i5-4200U, 15.6 FHD AGLED.


Energy, Power and Sustainability (EPS) Laboratory

EPS Lab is directed by Dr. Arif Sarwat (asarwat@fiu.edu) has 5 PC Workstations equipped with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), MATLAB, PSCAD, DIGSILENT, ETAP software for use by picresearch projects. Also, the EPS Lab has various logically independent zones connected to each other in a seamless manner. The major components are: Synchronous Generators, transmission and distribution networks, Photo-Voltaic (PV) and Renewable Generators, along with several communication protocols and processing algorithms. Hence, the test-bed has a layered architecture having the distribution and substation automation, Smart Meter Interfaces, Distribution Feeder circuits, a Control and Analysis Center, Data Management and Energy Management Systems.


The Smart Grid Test-bed Laboratory

The Smart Grid Test-bed Laboratory is directed by Dr. Osama Mohammed (osama.muhammed@fiu.edu) at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was developed and implemented as an integrated AC/DC Hybrid power system. This system is capable of producing power in AC form (36 kW) and DC form (36 kW). This hardware/software/communication based system includes capabilities for the embedded implementation of control strategies for generating stations, renewable source controllers and power transfer to programmable load hardware emulators.


Energy Systems Research laboratory

Energy System Research laboratory is directed by Dr. Osama Mohammed (osama.muhammed@fiu.edu). The hardware components of this laboratory involve 5 AC generating stations (3×13.8 kVA+2×10.8kVA). These generators are equipped with frequency drives, AVR and synchronizer systems to control 5 different prime mover motors. The voltage regulators and automatic power control module controllers enable the system to operate as real generators. DC sources, which emulate renewable energy resources such as wind farms, solar and fuel cell are several programmable power supplies each has the capability of 6 kW. The wind farm emulators include induction and synchronous generators with programmable wind turbine emulators. For power conditioning purposes, the hardware systems implement 2×4 kW and 1×27 kW inverter with output harmonic filters. In addition designed DC-DC and bi-directional inverters is also developed and utilized for system interconnection. For controlling of the switching action and output control of these converters, 4 dSpace modules are used.  For power system operation and optimal/environmental dispatch, the system utilizes commercial software packages for power system analysis with connected SCADA system and a state estimator. The Energy Systems Research laboratory has several servers for the purpose of running computationally heavy applications and license sharing among users. There are several software systems that are being used at Energy Systems Research laboratory for computationally heavy applications with the servers serve as license managers. For data acquisition and control we use LabView from National Instruments. For power system analysis, we have DigSilent PowerFactory, PSCAD and ETAP. For computational electromagnetics for EMC and EMI research, we have Magnet, Elecnet, Thermnet, Motorsolv and Optinet from Infolytica and Comsol are used for Finite Element analysis. Magsoft Flux and Magneforce is used for Electromagnetic, Electromechanical and thermal problems in system design.


Integrated Nanosystems Research Lab (INSYST)

Integrated Nanosystems Research Lab (INSYST) is directed by Dr. Nezih Pala (nezih.paha@fiu.edu) is equipped for simulation, additional wet-process fabrication and optical characterization of photonic devices. The lab houses state of the art electronic, THz and optical measurement equipment as well as nanostructure synthesis systems The total area of the lab is 600 sqft. The lab has standard vacuum, compressed air, nitrogen and deionized water. INSYST optical characterization room to be used by the REU students is equipped with: Four optical testing setups where Newport six-degrees-of-freedom mounts are used to optically interrogate integrated optical circuit devices. Including two setups with Nanopositioner piezo actuators for extra stability, Optical sources used to probe test devices, Santec TLS210F 1280-1640nm Ultra-Wide band tunable laser, Ando AQ4321D Tunable laser (1520nm-1620nm), (1)Ando AQ4310 ASE broadband source; (2) AT&T ASE broadband source, ADT custom FP lasers at 1550 and 1310nm; Melles Griot HeNe 632nm; JDSU 532nm lasers; Quantum Electro-Optic Modulator (>200MHz), JDSU 1550nm Lithium Niobate Modulator up to 10GHz., HP 11896A polarization controller and JDSU in-line polarizers are used to test the polarization response and measure PDL of devices, HP 8156A – Optical Attenuator, Four Newport 1835C with Universal fiber detectors as well as free-space IR and visible 818 series photodetectors, used to measure optical power, Ando AQ6317B Optical spectrum analyzer is also used in conjunction with the broadband source for measurements and component/system characterization, Ocean Optics USB2000 spectrometer, Erickson FSU995 fusion splicer, used to assemble test setups, connect discrete fiber-based DWDM filters, circulators, isolators, couplers, switches and other components, Labview is used to control the equipment through virtual instruments (VI) environments, 4’x6’ ft vibration isolated Newport optical table and 3”x4” Thorlabs optical breadboard, 2 Stereozoom microscopes.

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(a)Visible Light Communication (VLC) experimental setup: 3 laptops (collinear placement), each with a 3-transceiver optical antenna. (b) Picture of a omni-directional free-space-optical antenna.

MPACT Research Lab

The MPACT lab directed by Dr. Ismail Guvenc (iguvenc@fiu.edu) contains five high performance desktop computers equipped with Matlab software, which will be available for use by the students involved in their projects. The lab pic7also includes 14 USRP boards from Ettus Research (USRP-N210 and USRP-B200) and National Instruments (NI USRP-2930 and USRP-2932). Also, the Labview software from National Instruments is available throughout the College of Engineering and Computing at FIU.


Radio Frequency Laboratory

The RF lab is available to all students and includes wireless equipment that can be accessed by the graduate students, including: Twelve high-performance desktop computers with i7 processors, Agilent E4403B 9 kHz — 3.0 GHz ESA-L Series Spectrum Analyzers, Agilent InfiniiVision DSO-X 2002A Digital Signal Oscilloscopes, Agilent E4421B 250 kHz — 3.0 GHz ESG Series Signal Generators, Tektronix AFG3021 Arbitrary Function Generators, Rhode & Schwarz FS300 9 kHz — 3 GHz Spectrum Analyzers, Rhode & Schwarz Universal Radio Communication Tester CMU 200, AMS-8050 Antenna Measurement System (Anechoic RF Enclosure), HP 8510C Network Analyzer, Ten Tektronix MDO4014-3 Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes.

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Radio frequency laboratory at FIU. It is equipped with 12 USRP boards, 12 high performance computers, 10 Tektronix MDO4014-3 Mixed Domain oscilloscopes, and other RF measurement and testing equipment.