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Project Number


Project Title

C-VeT --UCLA Campus Vehicular Testbed: An Open Platform for Vehicular Networking

Technical Contacts

PI: Mario Gerla
Giovanni Pau Giovanni Pau

Participating Organizations

UCLA CS Dept, Los Angeles, CA

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman


This project will add WiMax capability to a Campus Vehicular Testbed (C-VeT) to support the deployment and testing of vehicular services and applications over both WiFi and WiMax. It will feature resource virtualization in order to enable shared access by multiple experimenters using the ORBIT Management Framework (OMF). To establish the WiMax capability, we will procure a “GENI WiMax base station kit”.

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S2.a Begin deployment of dual-mode vehicular nodes (WiFi and WiMax))?

MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S3.a Demonstration at GEC9 and Experimenter Outreach)?
MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S3.b Documentation and Code Release)?
MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S3.c Demonstration at GEC10 and Experimenter Outreach)?
MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S3.d Documentation and Code Release)?
MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S3.e Demonstration at GEC11 and Experimenter Outreach)?
MilestoneDate(WIMXUCLA: S3.f Documentation and code release)?

Campus Installation Checklist


PI: Mario Gerla
Giovanni Pau

Step Description Planned Started Completed Comment
1 Identify Outdoor Site on Campus - 03/10 04/10 Identified 2 locations: 1 on the hill: Sproul Hall one of the student housing building; the second one on Boelter Hall CSD. Initial Setup on Boelter Hall for Testing purposes. The WiFi sites are 6 and they cover the whole campus; topology posted as picture below.
2 Obtain FCC License - 03/10 05/10 2 Year License Granted, Additional years if needed will be requested. The license has 2 frequencies 2,572MHz an 2,590MHz. 2 Campus Locations are authorized to transmit.
3 Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus - 04/10 06/10 2 Locations 1 in Boelter Hall and 1 in Sproul Hall.
4 Install Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room - 06/10 9/29 Wiring Completed, fiber installed.
5 Install Pole at Outdoor Site and Ground - 06/10 - 10' Must is purchased and Arrived, the 8' tall aluminum tower is ordered but not yet delivered.
6 Install Antenna at Outdoor Site - 07/10 - The Roof-Top metal Grid has been installed as well as the mounts. Waiting for tower to finalize.
7 Install Base Station Outdoor Unit - 07/10 - Infrastructure work done. Cable wiring on way.
8 Complete Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room - 08/10 - Indoor is finalized, outdoor is on hold for missing parts expected anytime now.
9 Install Indoor Equipment Racks and Ground - - - Rack has not yet been received is expected in September.
10 Install 120VAC and -48VDC Power Feeds and/or Supplies - 08/10 - We opted for bringing up the -48VDC power, purchase of water proof cable and connectors has been made delivery is expected on 9/8/2010.
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 - 07/10 - Switch has been ordered.
15 Install Linux Server(s) and Software - 04/10 - WiFi MESH control center and network management is up and runnng. OMF Server is up and running. OMF 5.3 is running a testing server.
16 Connect Backbone Network - 07/10 - Connection to Campus Network Granted through standard 1GB/S line and I2 POP, ION interface planned but not active yet.
17 Provide Reference Client Platform - - -
18 Initial Check-Out of Campus WiMAX Testbed - - -

Project Technical Documents

Quarterly Status Reports

QSR: 4Q2009 - Identification of Sites and Campus Authorization Process, Completed. However contract started on Marc 16/2010

QSR: 1Q2010 - Obtained FCC License (see Above) 5/10

QSR: 2Q2010 - Received WiMax Kit on 7/20, Started the Installation. Completed WiFi Mesh Installation, Started Node Testing on the Bench.

Spiral 2 Review

Spiral 2 Connectivity

The UCLA C-VeT is connected to the Internet 2 backbone using the Campus Commodity Internet. We are negotiating the ION interface with the Campus Technology Services and we expect to reach an agreement by end of year. The Control Framework OMF has been deployed in a test server and will be first installed on the WiMax base station and then on the C-VeT Nodes.

Related Projects

Open GENI WiMAX Base Station Kit for Campus Deployments

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