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Cluster-E and WiMAX Deployment Meetings at GEC7: Agenda and Notes

Tuesday, March 16, 1pm - 5pm

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1:00pm, Introductions

1:05pm, Ivan Seskar:

Update on WiMAX Base Station and WiMAX Client Platform Kits

Inclusion and choice of GPS antenna, for timing to base station

Candidate is PCTel GPS-TMG-SP-40NGPS timing reference antenna, with integrated lightning protection

1:30pm, Harry Mussman, and all:

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

Columbia University (1770) PI: Henning Schulzrinne

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) PI: Thanasis Korakis

UCLA (1797) PI: Mario Gerla, Giovanni Pau

Wisconsin (1724) PI: Suman Banerjee

UMass Amherst (1731) PI: Mark Corner, Brian Lynn, Thijs deVries

Univ. of Colorado, Boulder: (1768) PI: Dirk Grunwald

BBN Technologies, Cambridge MA Harry Mussman, Tony Michel

Stanford Univ (status?)

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.

additional campus kits:

2nd for Wisconsin
Univ North Texas?

2:00pm, Dipankar (Ray) Raychaudhuri:

Research use cases.
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.

2:30pm, break.
3:00pm, Ivan Seskar:

Federation of testbeds on multiple campuses.
How to connect via backbone, i.e., Internet2 with Layer 2 connections, or Layer 2 tunnels.
How to control from a remote location.
What are first multi-campus demos for GEC8?

Current Layer 2 connectivity from Ruthers/WINLAB to NICTA via Internet 2 and AARNET:

3:30pm, Gautam Bhanage, Max Ott, Ivan Seskar:

Tutorial on WiMAX setup, including how to use OMF

Tutorial at Rutgers this summer, before GEC8?

4:15pm, Ivan Seskar:

Basic "bringup" use case, for use on campus to verify installation; also useful for later regression tests.

4:30pm, adjourn

Note: Everyone is invited to attend Demo at ORBIT/WiMAX demo at demo session on 3/16, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Note: Everyone is invited to a WiMAX BOF dinner (or beer) event on Tuesday evening, starting at 8:45pm at Bull Durham Bar in the GEC hotel; please respond at

Wednesday, March 17, 1pm - 3pm

1:00pm, Ivan Seskar:

Answer questions from campus deployment projects

2:30pm, adjourn

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

One topic of discussion: GENI Security Plan, which will affect all operating aggregates by the end of Spiral 2

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