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WiMAX Campus Deployments and Experiments

Friday, November 4, 2011, 1pm - 3pm
Room:
Session Leader: Harry Mussman, (GPO, Raytheon BBN Technologies)

Description

This session will first review the GENI WiMAX strategy, and then concentrate on plans for the new WiMAX site deployments and extensions that will be supported by Solicitation 3 projects. Next, goals for GENI WiMAX experiments will be presented, and finally current and planned experiments will be discussed.

Summary

Agenda

This is a tentative agenda, which may change.

NOTE: We have many topics to cover in a short time. PLEASE bring only the designated number of slides, and provide a link to additional information. THANKS!

1) Introductions

1pm

2) GENI WiMAX Strategy

1:05pm
Harry Mussman (GPO)

3) New (Sol 3) GENI WiMAX Site Deployments and Extensions

1:20pm

3.1) Airspan Profile-C Base Station, with Associated Hardware and Software

1:20pm
Ivan Seskar (WINLAB) and Harry Mussman (GPO)

a) Airspan/Rutgers will provide a kit including:
Airspan MacroMAXe profile-C WiMAX base station unit, for outside mounting

Choice of frequency:
(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Sector antenna, with x4 RF jumper cables
2x4 MIMO, supported by base station and antenna
GPS antenna, with surge suppressor and cable
DC power cable, from base station unit (outside) to testbed (inside)
Network management software license, 1 per base station

b) Campus will need to provide:
Pole for mounting
DC power supply (-48v, approx 300W)
Ethernet cable, from base station unit (outside) to testbed (inside)
Windows server to host network management software
Linux server to host OMF software
Ethernet switches, and other network equipment, for access (configuration to be provided)

c) Additional kits can be purchased from Airspan

Price is approximately $15,000.

d) It is expected that additional base stations kits can be purchased by GENI in Spiral 5.

Thus, campus site might be able to add additional sectors, at no cost.
Planning for next year will be done later this year.
Consider including additional sectors within your technical plan right away.

e) Note: Airspan indicates that they expect to introduce a new base station unit within the next year.

Somewhat reduced performance/range.
Approximately half the cost

f) Airspan indicates that their sector antenna provides:

A 90degree pattern, which is consistent with proper coverage over a 120degree sector.
Four internal elements, to support 2x4 MIMO.
Airspan can provide provide x4 omni-directional antennas, but the cost is much higher, and the range is signifcantly reduced.

g) Airspan shows that their profile-C base station unit can be configured to operate without an ASN GW and without a RADIUS (authentication) server.

In this mode, a list of allowed base stations must be configured into the base station, and groups of these base stations are mapped to a VLAN on the ethernet port.
This appears to be consistent with the current NEC base station unit operated with the ASN GW/WiMAX RF AggMgr code that has been provided by Rutgers/WINLAB

h) Airspan shows that if handover operation is desired, an ASN GW must be provided, plus typically an associated RADIUS (authentication) server.

In this case, the base station unit operates with IP at the interface.

3.2) WINLAB/Rutgers University Site Extension Plan

1:25pm
Ivan Seskar (WINLAB)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Outline basic deployment plan for Year 1, including access facilities and switches, plus associated servers.
Status of application to FCC for experimental license, or utilize existing campus Educational Broadband Services (EBS) license.
Choice of frequency:

(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Issues you face.
Link to your plan.

3.2) UCLA Site Extension Plans

1:30pm
Giovanni Pau (UCLA) and Mario Gerla (UCLA)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Outline basic deployment plan for Year 1, including access facilities and switches, plus associated servers.
Status of application to FCC for experimental license, or utilize existing campus Educational Broadband Services (EBS) license.
Choice of frequency:

(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Issues you face.
Link to your plan.

3.3) Clemson University Site Deployment Plan

1:35pm
K-C Wang (Clemson)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Outline basic deployment plan for Year 1, including access facilities and switches, plus associated servers.
Status of application to FCC for experimental license, or utilize existing campus Educational Broadband Services (EBS) license.
Choice of frequency:

(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Issues you face.
Link to your plan.

3.4) University of Wisconsin Site Extension Plan

1:40pm
Suman Banerjee (Wisconsin)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Outline basic deployment plan for Year 1, including access facilities and switches, plus associated servers.
Status of application to FCC for experimental license, or utilize existing campus Educational Broadband Services (EBS) license.
Choice of frequency:

(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Issues you face.
Link to your plan.

3.5) University of Michigan Site Deployment Plan

1:45pm
Morley Mao (Michigan)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Outline basic deployment plan for Year 1, including access facilities and switches, plus associated servers.
Status of application to FCC for experimental license, or utilize existing campus Educational Broadband Services (EBS) license.
Choice of frequency:

(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Issues you face.
Link to your plan.

3.6) Wayne State University Site Deployment Plan

1:50pm
Hongwei Zhang (Wayne State)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Outline basic deployment plan for Year 1, including access facilities and switches, plus associated servers.
Status of application to FCC for experimental license, or utilize existing campus Educational Broadband Services (EBS) license.
Choice of frequency:

(2510 Lo: 2496MHz to 2570MHz)
(2510 Mid: 2560MHz to 2630MHz)
(2510 Hi: 2620MHz to 2690MHz)
(3650: 3650MHz to 3700MHz)]

Issues you face.
Link to your plan.

3.7) Discussion of Deployment Issues and Suggestions from Current Sites

1:55pm
Moderator: Harry Mussman (GPO)

4) GENI WiMAX Experiments

2:10pm

4.1) Goals

2:10pm
Harry Mussman (GPO)

4.2) Throughput Experiment Using iperf

2:15pm
Manu Gosain (GPO)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Overview of basic throughput experiment, using bidirectional iperf, both TCP and UDP
Reference:

4.3) Throughput Experiment Using Bit Torrent

2:20pm
Fraida Fund (NYU Poly)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Overview of throughput experiment, using bit torrent.
Advantages
Reference:

4.4) Raw IP and UDP Traffic Generators

2:25pm
Surat (Au) Teerapittayanon (MIT)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Overview of new raw IP and UDP traffic generators, to accurately gauge available channel bandwidth. Advantages
Reference:

4.5) Using OMF and OML in Your Experiment

2:30pm
Christoph Dwertmann (NICTA)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

List of available modules with OMF and OML for use in your experiment
Approach for adding OMF and OML interfaces to additional modules

4.6) Multiple Site Experiment: Mobility First

2:35pm
Kiran Nagaraja (WINLAB)

NOTE: Only 2 slides!

Overview of current Mobility First multiple-site experiment.
What additions are needed?

4.7) Experiment Plans and Issues

2:40pm
Moderator: Harry Mussman (GPO)

5) GENI WiMAX Strategy Issues

2:55pm
Moderator: Harry Mussman (GPO)

6) Adjourn

3pm

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