Project Number


Project Title

GENI WiMax Base Station Kit installed for GPO at BBN Technologies

Technical Contacts

Radio expert: Tony Michel
Testbed operations: Chaos Golubitsky

Participating Organizations

GENI Project Office (GPO) at BBN Technologies

Related Projects

Open GENI WiMAX Base Station Kit for Campus Deployments

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman


This project will install a GENI WiMax Base Station Kit provided by Rutgers at BBN Technologies in the GENI Testbed for use by the GENI Project Office (GPO), and operate it with the ORBIT Management Framework (OMF). It will enable the GPO to better understand WiMAX technology, and assist others in planning and conducting WiMAX experiments.

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(WIMXBBN: S2.a WiMax base station installed and operational)?

Campus Installation Checklist

BBN Technologies

SE: Harry Mussman
Radio expert: Tony Michel
Testbed operations: Chaos Golubitsky

Step Description Planned Started Completed Comment
1 Identify Outdoor Site on Campus - - 1/28/10 TM: roof of BBN Technologies building at 10 Moulton, Cambridge; near other antennas; brackets on building to mount pole for antenna and pole; thick ground wire available and in use for other antennas; conduit for entry through roof available, in use for other antenna cables; can drop fiber and -48VDC power cables through conduit, down to 5th floor, and over to testbed, estimated 150ft+.
2a Obtain FCC License - 1/13/10 2/24/10 TM: Applied for 10MHz overlapping Sprint; see application Received on 022410; see license
2b Obtain FCC License - 1/14/10 - TM: Applied for 5MHz between Northeastern bands; see
3 Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus - - 7/09 CG: room 6/523 at 10 Moulton.
4 Install Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room - - -
5 Install Pole at Outdoor Site and Ground - - -
6 Install Antenna at Outdoor Site - - -
7 Install Base Station Outdoor Unit - - -
8 Complete Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room - - -
9 Install Indoor Equipment Racks and Ground - - -
10 Install 120VAC and -48VDC Power Feeds and/or Supplies - - -
11 Install Base Station Indoor Unit - - -
12 Complete Wiring of Base Station Indoor Unit - - -
13 Initial Check-Out of Antenna and Base Station Outdoor and Indoor Units - - -
14 Install Ethernet (VLAN) Switch, or Identify Existing Capacity - - -
15 Install Linux Server(s) and Software - - -
16 Connect Backbone Network - - -
17 Provide Reference Client Platform - - -
18 Initial Check-Out of Campus WiMAX Testbed - - -

Status Reports and Demos

Technical Documents

Software Releases


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