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Cluster E and WiMAX Deployment Call on 3/1/10

11am Introductions

Harry Mussman (GPO)
BBN Technologies Tony Michel
PI: Dipankar Raychaudhuri WINLAB, Rutgers University
Sampath Rangarajan NEC Laboratories America
Ivan Seskar WINLAB / Rutgers University
Gautam Bhanage WINLAB / Rutgers University
Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) PI: Thanasis Korakis
Wisconsin (1724) PI: Suman Banerjee
UMass Amherst (1731) PI: Brian Lynn
Colorado: (1768) PI: Dirk Grunwald Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

11:05am Brief review of updated WiMAX wiki pages, by Harry, including:

The wiki page for WiMAX integration at
And for all projects, I've added a checklist to their page. And, there is a table summarizing the status of all projects at Please make any changes or additions to the wiki pages, and forward any comments to the team.

As requested earlier, please sign up to Cluster E mailing list at

11:15am Status and plans of all seven GENI WiMAX meso-scale campus deployment projects:

Columbia University (1770) PI: Henning Schulzrinne
Henning on 2/8: Starting application process with IT. Likely site to be on engineering building, near amateur radio station.
Ivan on 3/1: Application completed.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) PI: Thanasis Korakis
Thanasis on 2/8: Starting applciation process. Likely site on EE building.
Thanasis on 3/1: Application completed 2/22, for two sites: EE and Admin buildings. Equipment expected in EE building.
Ivan on 3/1: Cables from roof to equipment room include: dual fiber; power; GPS receiver coax; within 1" dimaeter.

UCLA (1797) PI: Mario Gerla, Giovanni Pau
Givanni: Applying for license. Likely site is top of student housing building, on a hill.

Wisconsin (1724) PI: Suman Banerjee
Suman on 2/8: Have license, using it with current Cisco base station, owned by Educational Communications Board. Will be applying for a second license. Have three good sites: one for Cisco, one for this kit, and would like to get a second kit for third site.
Suman on 3/1: Plan to apply for second license this week.

UMass Amherst (1731) PI: Mark Corner, Brian Lynn
Brian on 2/8: IT has license that they want to retain. Mark has applied for a second license; pending. Three possible sites: Top of library bduilding, 20 stories, with equipment room in building. Top of graduate research center building, few stories, with equipment room in building. Top of CS building, few stories, without a good equipment room.
Brian on 3/1: Same as above; no news on license application.

Colorado: (1768) PI: Dirk Grunwald Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
Dirk on 2/8: Have eight sites with 802.11 antennas, ranging from high (6 km range) to low (within clutter of buildings). Another group on campus runs a WiMAX system inside a lab. Starting application process for experimental license. University has leased license to Clearwire, but may some use may still be possible.
Dirk on 3/1: Trying to understand how might use university license. Plan to apply for license this week. Have site and equipment room on Williams Village Building, less than 10m apart.

BBN Technologies, Cambridge MA Tony Michel is our radio expert; Chaos Golubitsky is responsible for our testbed.
Tony on 2/8: See above and wiki page. Have applied for two licenses; pending. Site survey completed.
Tony on 3/1: Have received first license, 10MHz overlapping Sprint/Clearwire. Applied 1/12, received 2/24. Need to change emission designator.

11:35am Planning for meeting, demos at GEC7

Note: Everyone is invited to a WiMAX BOF dinner or beer event on Tuesday evening; please respond at

Note: Each project is invited to attend the OMIS meeting at GEC7 on Wednesday, 3/17, 3:30pm � 5:30pm

Demo at GEC7

Ivan on 3/1:

1.) Demo of mobile OMF with location based control and WiMAX support

2.) Poster and table space for GENI BaseStation Kit hardware

Meeting(s)at GEC7:

Ray: Please think about the research you want to do, and provide email or input on the wiki; can help drive design of kit and software.

11:50 Wrapup:

Workshop at Rutgers to train campuses?
All: Yes, between GEC7 and GEC8, perhaps in June.

Demos at GEC8 (multiple campuses; Ivan Seskar coordinating)

Demos at GEC9 (multiple campuses; Ivan Seskar coordinating)