About Mango Communications

Mango Communications was founded in 2008 by Patrick Murphy. Mango has its roots in the Rice University Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP) project, originally an NSF-funded research project that has grown into a self-sustaining open-source wireless research platform. In 2007 the Rice team began distributing WARP hardware to wireless researchers at select institutions. Starting in the summer of 2008, Mango assumed responsibility for the manufacturing, sales, support and future design of WARP hardware. Since then WARP has been adopted by hundreds of wireless researchers around the world.

Mango Communications continues development and support of all aspects of the WARP project, including the latest generation of hardware (WARP v3 and its associated add-on modules) and open-source designs.


The Team

Patrick Murphy

Patrick has worked on WARP from the beginning. As a graduate student, and later as project manager, in Rice's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Patrick helped conceive and build WARP. He designed the first generation of WARP hardware, implemented WARP's MIMO OFDM physical layer transceivers and helped manage all the engineering and support activities of the Rice WARP team. He finished his PhD in 2010 (with a thesis full of experiments on WARP, of course). Since 2010 Patrick has worked at Magno full-time, most recently completing the PHY design for the 802.11 Reference Design and hardware design of WARP v3 and the FMC-RF-2X245 and FMC-BB-4DA FMC modules.

Patrick posts as murphpo on the WARP forums.

Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter joined Mango in 2012 after completing his PhD at Rice University. As both an undergraduate and graduate student he was involved with the development WARP, including the creation of the WARPMAC framework to facilitate custom MAC development on WARP. His dissertation uses WARP heavily to study real-world impairments of MAC protocols for user cooperation systems. Since joining Mango full-time in 2012 Chris has worked on a number of projects including the MAC design for the 802.11 Reference Design and the complete redesign of WARPLab 7.

Chris posts as chunter on the WARP forums.