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WiMAX Campus Deployment Meeting

Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Room:
Session Leader: Harry Mussman (GPO, Raytheon BBN Technologies)

Summary

Description

The projects involved in deploying WiMAX base stations will review their current status and progress towards their Spiral 3 roadmap goals of completing a basic mobility experiment and using OMF/OML to support GENI experimenters.

Agenda

Introductions

3:30pm

BBN Technologies Harry Mussman, Manu Gosain, Hamed Soroush
NEC Laboratories America
WINLAB Ray Raychaudhuri, Ivan Seskar
NICTA Max Ott Columbia Univ Marcus Knuepfer, Jae Woo Lee (Jan Janak)
Polytechnic Institute of NYU Thanasis Korakis
UCLA Giovanni Pau
Colorado Dirk Grunwald, Aveek Dutta (Caleb Phillips)
UMass Amherst Brian Lynn
Wisconsin Suman Banerjee, Derek Meyer

Deployment Summary

3:35pm


WiMAX Range and Throughput Experiment and Measurements

Columbia University (1770) Marcus Knuepfer
3:40pm
slides
Status:
Situated 16 floors up, to cover the campus
Completed signal strength measurements for downlink and uplink, at 125 locations; used www.gpsvisualizer.com to create coverage map, good coverage of campus.
Future work:
Teaching module
Add NetServ programmable router (see Jae Woo Lee)

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) PI: Thanasis Korakis
3:50pm
slides
Status:
Using bit torrent in python scriptto collect location, uplink and downlink; do not need to initiate iperf again and again
Presented througput results; max distance 0.5 miles for connectivity; max downlink 17mbps udp; max uplink 1 mbps udp; continuous operation,no failure; when it connects it works

UCLA (1797) Giovanni Pau
4:00pm
slides
Status:
Wimax bs up ~ 6 months
Throughput measurements; old version Intel 5150: starts well but gets too hot and then does not connect; will try out Intel 6250; window dongle does not work with linux
In progress: integration of OMF/OML
Piece of software in LUA
HTC unlocked EVO phones ~800$, but only for LTE release 8,9

Colorado: (1768) PI: Dirk Grunwald Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
4:05pm
slides
Status:
Antenna 9 stories high.
Bicycle setup for measuring signal strength with Anritsu analyzer
Using kriging interpolated coverage map, to evaluate propagation models, by wimax-phd student
Have REN Com network planning tool experimental license: testing out this software

UMass Amherst (1731) Brian Lynn
4:15pm
slides
Status:
17 story building, using omni 8dbi antenna
Connecting to Internet; not yet VLAN or I2
Mobile clients on 2 (soon 3) UMass transit buses; "bricks" with Intel 6250
Experiments can be automatically deployed; fll access to wimax driver functionality
Get 5-7 Mbs/ DL to 0.25mi
UL iperf unreliable

Wisconsin (1724) PI: Suman Banerjee and Derek Meyer:
4:25pm
slides
Status:
DL RSSI good; download file from speedtest.net for throughput; see 0.5 to 1.5 Mb/s; coverage map at: link
Using python script
Next steps:
Kemp campus station rural area needs connectivity;
map; use 2nd GENI BS?; maybe move their BS to the wild

BBN Technologies, Cambridge MA Hamed Soroush:
4:35pm
slides
Status:
Have completed Case 3 use case experiment, using OMF/OML in Dell netbook
Explain OMF script
TCP and UDP throughput measurements completed with iperf dual

Measurements and Experimenter Support Summary

4:40pm


MIT Experiments

MIT experiments, using BBN and UCLA sites: evaluate ARQ and HARQ changes to better support video streaming
Danail Traskov (MIT)
4:45pm
slides
Experiment 1: How control loops for arq and harq interact; can we optimize the sub paramters withing arq and harq
Experiment 2: heterogeneous networking with WiFi, WiMAX and Iridium

Spiral 3 Roadmap: Next Steps

4:55pm

This roadmap shows the original and *current goals that apply to the GENI WiMAX projects:

1) Install and bring up WiMAX base station kit, including the ASN Gateway. (GEC10, or earlier) ALL COMPLETED

2) Evaluate range and thoughput of WiMAX base station kit and Linux PC with Intel WiMAX modem card and/or mobile station used for for experiments. (GEC10, or earlier) (GEC11) FIRST RESULTS NOW

3) Install and bring up an instance of OMF/OML. (GEC10, or earlier) (*GEC12) (except UMass)

4) Operate and maintain the WiMax BS and the related GENI controller, using ORBIT Management Framework (OMF), with support for remote access by GENI users. (GEC11) (*GEC12) (except UMass)

5) Present a mobility demo using WiMAX base station node, including the ASN Gateway, a Linux PC with Intel WiMAX modem card, or the dual-mode vehicular nodes, supporting both WiFi and WiMAX, required for your experiments, and a local instance of OMF/OML. (GEC10) (*GEC12)

Steps to Deploying OMF/OML in WiMAX Sites and Experiments

1) Use Cases Harry Mussman (BBN)
5:00pm

Use Case 1) Service from Local or Internet Application

Local user connects MS via WiMAX to BS, and receives service from applications on a local network or via the Internet. Similar to commercial 4G service.

Use Case 2) Experiment with “Fixed” Mobile Node (Station)

Local or remote experimenter logs in to BS and uses OMF/OML to setup and run experiment between “fixed” mobile node (“in window”) and fixed node. This is essential to be able to support a remote experimenter.

Use Case 3) Experiment with “Roaming” Mobile Node (Station)

Local experimenter logs in to BS and uses OMF/OML to setup experiment between “roaming” mobile node (that is connected to BS) and fixed node, and starts experiment in fixed node.
Then, local experimenter disconnects mobile node from BS, and uses Exp Cntrl Srvc on mobile node to run experiment in mobile node while the roaming, storing data on Meas Srvr on mobile node.
Finally, local experimenter reconnects mobile node to BS, and transfers data from Meas Srvr on mobile node to Meas Srvr at BS.





2) Features Harry Mussman (BBN)
5:05pm

3) Coded and Tested at WINLAB Ivan Seskar (Rutgers WINLAB)
5:10pm
slides
Status:
New: wimax nodes connected to a programmable rf matrix to simulate outdoor environment; available for use by external experimenters who have an orbit account.
asn-gw at ver 1.9; allows MS to connect if no disallow message within 1 sec
wimaxrf at ver 5.2(13); sqlite-based ACL; local OML based data collection; global OML-based data collection; store/default/load configuration.
Testing next-gen BS: profile C (only ODU); 2x4 mimo; quad x-polar antennaFour slides

4) Integrated and Tested at BBN Manu Gosain (BBN)
5:20pm
slides


5) Questions
5:30pm

WiMAX Software Summary


Adjourn

5:45pm

Spiral 3 Roadmap

This roadmap shows the original and *current goals that apply to the GENI WiMAX projects:

1) Install and bring up WiMAX base station kit, including the ASN Gateway. (GEC10, or earlier) ALL COMPLETED

2) Evaluate range and thoughput of WiMAX base station kit and Linux PC with Intel WiMAX modem card and/or mobile station used for for experiments. (GEC10, or earlier) (GEC11) FIRST RESULTS NOW

3) Install and bring up an instance of OMF/OML. (GEC10, or earlier) (*GEC12) (except UMass)

4) Operate and maintain the WiMax BS and the related GENI controller, using ORBIT Management Framework (OMF), with support for remote access by GENI users. (GEC11) (*GEC12) (except UMass)

5) Present a mobility demo using WiMAX base station node, including the ASN Gateway, a Linux PC with Intel WiMAX modem card, or the dual-mode vehicular nodes, supporting both WiFi and WiMAX, required for your experiments, and a local instance of OMF/OML. (GEC10) (*GEC12)

6) Install and bring up experiment-controlled L2 (or OpenFlow) switch, to provide enhanced connectivity from the WiMAX testbed to the GENI backbone. (GEC11) (*?)

7) Install and bring up Virtual Base Station (vBS)server, to support multiple simultaneous experiments (slicing) on the GENI WiMAX base station node. (GEC11) (*?)

8) Present mobility and/or application demos/experiments, showing support for multiple simultaneous experiments (slicing) of the GENI WiMAX base station node, and remote access by GENI users, utilizing experiment-controlled L2 (or OpenFlow) switch, and Virtual Base Station (vBS) server. (GEC11) (*?)

WiMAX Developer Support

WiMAX Meso-Scale Deployment Integration

WiMAX Developer Mailing List
To post to this list, send your email to wimax-developer@winlab.rutgers.edu
PLEASE use this list for all questions, dialog, etc.

WiMAX Experimenter Support

WIMAX Experiments

Suggested mailing lists for WiMAX experimenters:

GENI mailing lists, including the dev, discuss and geni-announce lists, plus working groups that cover your interests.
mail to wimax-experimenter@email.orbit-lab.org for experimenters / subscribe / mailman archieve

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