Experimentation with WiMAX and GIMI at GEC17


Tuesday, 8:30am - 10:00am

Session Leaders

Fraida Fund, Thanasis Korakis (Polytechnic Institute of NYU)

Tutorial Instructors
Nicolas Barati
Ivan Seskar
Abhimanyu Gosain
Raytheon BBN

If you have any questions or comments before/after the tutorial, please find one of us!

Agenda / Details

This tutorial is designed to help bridge the gap between the 'toy' beginner experiments and 'real' experiments that can lead to interesting research results. The aim is for you to leave this tutorial with an understanding of

  • the capabilities of the WiMAX platform for evaluating experimental applications and protocols in a wireless environment
  • a sense of what the 'pieces' of a WiMAX experiment look like, and how you can use this to conduct own research in this framework

In this tutorial, participants will gain hands-on experience with step-by-step guidance in designing and conducting an experiment utilizing GENI wireless infrastructure. Participants will work in small groups to learn how to develop and execute an OMF experiment using WiMAX-equipped clients, all within the context of a non-trivial experiment from a major area of computer science or networking research. In fact, two of the three tutorial experiments are published work!


  • Active participants will need a laptop equipped with an SSH client (such as Putty for Windows) and a web browser.
  • You may also want to use an SQLite browser to view experiment data. If you don't already have one, you can download this SQLite browser Firefox extension.

Tutorial Tracks

In the instructor-guided tutorial session, participants will break into small groups to learn how to use GENI WiMAX tools to design, instrument, execute, and evaluate a non-trivial research-oriented experiment.

More information for beginners

Beginning WiMAX Experiments

More information for advanced users

If you are planning to run your own experiments on WiMAX, it is important to understand the limitations of realistic wireless experimentation and how these will affect your work. This paper, which appeared in the 2nd GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE2013), describes the performance of the GENI WiMAX testbeds and also examines why some applications might not perform as well as expected on this platform.

  1. Fund, C. Wang, T. Korakis, M. Zink and S. Panwar, "GENI WiMAX Performance: Evaluation and Comparison of Two Campus Testbeds," in Proceedings of The Second GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE2013), Salt Lake City, UT, 21-22 March 2013. pdf
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