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Cluster-E and WiMAX Deployment Meetings at GEC9, Agenda and Notes

Tuesday, November 2, 12noon - 4:30pm
Room: Congressional B

Meeting Chair: Marco Gruteser (Rutgers WINLAB)
Co-chair: Tony Michel (Raytheon BBN Technologies)
System Engineer: Harry Mussman (GPO, Raytheon BBN Technologies)

Agenda Slides



1) WiMAX Base Station Installation, Setup and Initial Operation

BBN Manu Gosain: Status and Experience

Status Slides Including these topics:

WiMAX Build-out Essentials

WiMAX Build-out Status

WiMAX Base Station

BBN Infrastructure

BBN Mobile Stations (Clients)


BBN Experiments

Next Steps

Wisconsin (1724) Suman Banerjee: Status

Cisco base station up and running.

Have the towers up for base station kit, but not on the air; campus getting AT&T cell overhaul has precedence

Working on integration with NEC

Plan to set up 3 stations to cover whole Madison campus

Want vehicle connectivity, including Madison metro transit

Also have a deal with regional bus using 3G

Working on handoffs between 3G, WiMAX, WiFi

See demo tonight

Custom-built WiMAX station on busses

Using Cisco modems, and external WimAX antenna on the roof

Get 1-1.5 mile range

UMass Amherst (1731) Brian Lynn: Status


Have our HW

Not planning to use sector antenna

Going in to 17-floor bldg

Hope for Dec install

Expensive $6000 for estimate to install

Hope to have connectivity to the busses

Now have 3G connection to busses, and don't expect to replace the 3G

DOME SW (bus node) runs in new brick, but 6250 Intel modem doesn't work (Pau(UCLA) says 6250 works for me)

Also ViSE stations 7 miles away; can these be served?

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) Thanasis Korakis: Status and Experience

BS in downtown Brooklyn, many high blgs

See ParkNet demo

Installed in library network room, ODU on roof of ECE

Two experimental licenses; would like to make one permanent

OMF up and running for WiFi tetsbed

Client working:

Laptop with Beceem dongle

EVO running with Sprint id

Linux with Intel 6250 card working best

Columbia University (1770) Jan Janak for Henning Schulzrinne: Status

Columbia University WiMAX Campus Deployment and Installation

Received the kit 3 weeks ago

Not operational; hope for 2nd week Nov operational

Hope to cover plaza from Fairchild roof 12 floors

Advice: keep the documentation simple to keep costs low

Initial quote was $20,000 to install

IDU in ham radio shack

ODU outside antenna on short pole

Two Intel Centrino cards working on laptop

Colorado: (1768) Caleb Phillips for Dirk Grunwald: Status

Have hardware except 48V supply

Antenna at existing antenna site

Some competition from another WiMAX service on campus

UCLA (1797) Giovanni Pau: Status

Status Slides

Recvd all hardware, installed with student labor and scrap pipe

Rely on adjacent bldg lightning protection

Missing GPS coax

Integrating OMF

[WWW.CPLUS.ORG/RMW/ENGLISH1 Radio Mobile software reference]


2) WiMAX Range and Throughput Measurements, and Site Planning

WINLAB Marco Gruteser: Measurements

BBN Tony Michel: Measurements, initial conclusions, potential site planning tools Slides

Wisconsin (1724) Suman Banerjee: Measurements and plans

UMass Amherst (1731) Brian Lynn: Plans

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) Thanasis Korakis: Meaurements and plans

Colorado: (1768) Dirk Grunwald: WiMAX Site Survey Process Plans

Columbia University (1770) Henning Schulzrinne: Plans

UCLA (1797) Giovanni Pau: Use of WiMAX Range Tools, Plans

GROUP DISCUSSION: WiMAX range and capacity measurements, and site planning, experience and issues for Spiral 3

3) WiMAX Mobile Stations (Clients)


Windows PC with dongle based on Beceem chips
Linux PC (e.g., Samsung NC10 and Dell Mini) with Intel WiMAX modem card
Android HTC EVO handset
Mobile (vehicular) node with WiMAX modem (various)

BBN Manu Gosain and Tony Michel: Windows PC with dongle based on Beceem chips; Linux PC with Intel WiMAX modem card; and Android HTC EVO handset Slides

Wisconsin (1724) Suman Banerjee: Mobile Access Router, with WiMAX interface

UMass Amherst (1731) Brian Lynn: C1270CW motherboard, miniPCIe slot, WiMAX modem

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) Thanasis Korakis: ?

Colorado: (1768) Dirk Grunwald: ?

Columbia University (1770) Henning Schulzrinne: ?

UCLA (1797) Giovanni Pau: Dual-mode vehicular node

GROUP DISCUSSION: WiMAX mobile stations (clients) experience, plans and issues for Spiral 3

4) Demos/Experiments Planned for GEC9, GEC10

Rutgers WINLAB and NYU Poly Marco Gruteser and Thanasis Korakis: ParkNet demo for GEC9 Plenary

BBN Manu Gosain and Tony Michel: Basic Internet access; range and throughput measurements using Linux PC, and iperf, for GEC10 Slides

Wisconsin (1724) Suman Banerjee: Continuous Vehicular Connectivity through Multiple Wide-area Interfaces demo for GEC9

UMass Amherst (1731) Brian Lynn: Plans for GEC10

Polytechnic Institute of NYU (1751) Thanasis Korakis: Plans for GEC10

Colorado: (1768) Dirk Grunwald: Plans for GEC10

Columbia University (1770) Henning Schulzrinne: Plans for GEC10

UCLA (1797) Giovanni Pau: Plans for GEC10

GROUP DISCUSSION: Demos/experiments planned for GEC9 and GEC10; establishment of experiment repository

5) Spiral 3 Roadmap

GROUP DISCUSSION: Roadmap and issues for Spiral 3


WiMAX Deployment Roadmap for Spiral 3


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