WiMAX at NYU-Poly Quarterly Status Report (Nov. 11- March 12)
I. Major accomplishments
A. Milestones achieved
- WIMXNYUPT: S4.c Demonstration at GEC13 and Experimenter Outreach (Due 03/15/12 (late))
- WIMXNYUPT: S4.d Documentation and Code Release (Due 03/31/12 (late))
B. Deliverables made
- Our WiMAX base station is connected to the Internet 2 backbone.
- Our WiMAX testbed is operational using OMF/OML and we provide login access for local and remote GENI experimenters who have made a reservation on our website.
- We have conducted several mobility and/or application experiments using OMF/OML, that fully utilizes WiMAX base station/mobile station capabilities. We shared one such experiment, a protocol for cooperative packet recovery over heterogeneous networks, in our demo at the GEC13 poster session.
- We have created a great deal of documentation for the WiMAX base station as part of our tutorial at GEC13, and published this documentation on our website.
- As we learn more about the capabilities of the WiMAX base station, we have been updating the group wiki so that other sites may benefit from our experiences.
- We have created several OML-ized applications, including an OML-ized version of the VLC media player, an HTTP server, a Bittorrent client, and a utility for saving a WiMAX BS configuration to OML. We have published the source code for these applications on our website and announced them on the OMF and OML user lists.
II. Description of work performed during last quarter
A. Activities and findings
Our WiMAX testbed has been open to the research community since November 2011, and we have several active users who conduct research using the testbed. We have invested a great deal of time and effort in creating documentation, tutorials, and other materials to support experimenters.
We have also been using the testbed for our own research activies, and have a number of ongoing projects under active investigation using our WiMAX testbed. We showcased one such project, a protocol for cooperative packet recovery over heterogeneous networks, in our demo at the GEC13 poster session.
B. Project participants
Thanasis Korakis (PI)
Fraida Fund (B.S. Student)
Nicolas Barati (Ph.D. Student)
Killol Munshi (M.S. Student)
Deeksha Kumar (M.S. Student)
Chen Dong (M.S. Student)
Riddhi Kanabar (M.S. Student)
C. Publications (individual and organizational)
D. Outreach activities
We hosted a tutorial session at GEC13 to provide hands-on experience with step-by-step guidance in designing and conducting a GENI WiMAX experiment. Participants learned how to reserve WiMAX resources, configure a GENI WiMAX base station, and develop and execute an OMF experiment using WiMAX-equipped clients. During the tutorial session, participants practiced running experiments live using the WiMAX testbed at NYU-Poly. This was also an opportunity for us to get feedback from experimenters and learn how to improve the resources we offer.
We also presented a demo at the GEC13 poster session. This demo showcased an active research project that we are conducting using the WiMAX testbed. By showing it to the GENI community we were able to demonstrate the usefulness of the testbed and hopefully increase both educational and research adoption.
As one of the earliest sites to have a working WiMAX deployment, we have been working closely with the other WiMAX sites to share our experiences and source code and help support other sites that are still getting set up.
We also began working with the GIMI project this quarter. We will be serving as the prototype WiMAX deployment site for this project, and will be creating a wireless-focused I&M framework that will integrate with the GIMI framework.
We used a networking framework developed by the Seattle project as the basis for our demo at the GEC13 poster session.
F. Other Contributions