wiki:WIMXUWI

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Project Number

1724

Project Title

A Programmable Facility for Experimentation with Wireless Heterogeneity and Wide-area Mobility
a.k.a WIMXUWI

Technical Contacts

PI: Suman Banerjee suman@cs.wisc.edu
co-PI: Sateesh Addepalli sateeshk@cisco.com

Participating Organizations

Wisconsin Wireless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) laboratory
Cisco Systems

Related Projects

Open GENI WiMAX Base Station Kit for Campus Deployments

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman hmussman@geni.net

Scope

This project will integrate the currently operational, heterogeneous WiNGS-outdoor testbed spanning 60 square miles in and around Madison, WI, called MadBed, into GENI, and provide systematic low-level access to PHY/MAC features using the ORBIT Management Framework (OMF). It will add a “GENI WiMax Base Station Kit”, provided by an associated proposal, to the testbed to complement an existing Cisco/Navini WiMax base station. It will add a mobility services engine to the testbed, and enhance the user nodes, to allow the testbed to support a wide range of wireless experiments. It will provide a unique trial mechanism for opt-in users in the broader Madison area.

Current Capabilities

Visit http://cs.wisc.edu/wings/projects/geni/ for more information

Milestones

MilestoneDate(WIMXUWI: S2.a Initial integration of static and mobile nodes in MadBed testbed with ORBIT)?

MilestoneDate(WIMXUWI: S2.b Implementation and deployment of user trial nodes enhanced with Mobile Access Router (MAR))?

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

Campus Installation Checklist

University of Wisconsin

Contact(s):
PI: Suman Banerjee suman@cs.wisc.edu

Cisco Base Station
Step Description Status Comment
1 Identify Outdoor Site on Campus Completed On top of the Computer Science building.
2 Obtain FCC License Completed Have license owned by Educational Communications Board, using it with Cisco base station.
3 Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus Completed -
4 Install Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room Completed -
5 Install Pole at Outdoor Site and Ground Completed -
6 Install Antenna at Outdoor Site Completed -
7 Install Base Station Outdoor Unit Completed -
8 Complete Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room Completed -
9 Install Indoor Equipment Racks and Ground Completed -
10 Install 120VAC and -48VDC Power Feeds and/or Supplies Completed -
11 Install Base Station Indoor Unit Completed -
12 Complete Wiring of Base Station Indoor Unit Completed -
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 - -


NEC Base Station 1
Step Description Status Comment
1 Identify Outdoor Site on Campus Completed On top of the Waisman Center.
2 Obtain FCC License Completed -
3 Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus Completed -
4 Install Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room Completed -
5 Install Pole at Outdoor Site and Ground Completed -
6 Install Antenna at Outdoor Site Completed -
7 Install Base Station Outdoor Unit Completed -
8 Complete Wiring at Outdoor Site and to Indoor Equipment Room Completed -
9 Install Indoor Equipment Racks and Ground Completed -
10 Install 120VAC and -48VDC Power Feeds and/or Supplies Completed -
11 Install Base Station Indoor Unit Completed -
12 Complete Wiring of Base Station Indoor Unit Completed -
13 Initial Check-Out of Antenna and Base Station Outdoor and Indoor Units Completed -
14 Install Ethernet (VLAN) Switch, or Identify Existing Capacity Completed -
15 Install Linux Server(s) and Software Completed -
16 Connect Backbone Network - -
17 Provide Reference Client Platform - -
18 Initial Check-Out of Campus WiMAX Testbed - -


NEC Base Station 2
Step Description Status Comment
1 Identify Outdoor Site on Campus Planned Currently planned on the Helen C. White building. Still waiting for approvals.
2 Obtain FCC License - May be completed. Will verify soon.
3 Identify Indoor Equipment Room on Campus - -
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

Spiral 2 Review

2011 Q1 Status Report

Technical Documents

Software Releases

Data script written for getting WiMAX measurements

Connectivity

==============================  =========  ======  ======  ======================  =========  =======
**WiMAX Devices**
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Device Name                     Interface    NEC   Cisco   NEC Average Throughput  Cisco      Comment
==============================  =========  ======  ======  ======================  =========  =======
AWB US210                       USB          X       X       3-5 Mbps              ~3 Mbps    Have not tried the US211
Intel 6250 Advanced N + WiMAX   mini PCIe    X       IP      6-16 Mbps                IP      xx        
Teltonika UM62x1                USB          X       X       IP                       IP      Throughput seems about as good as the 6250.          
==============================  =========  ======  ======  ======================  =========  =======

More information on configuring and setting up the Teltonika device.

Coverage

Using the Teltonika device mentioned above, these measurements were recorded using the python script also found on this page. The Teltonika device is able to connect to both base stations.

Experiment Setup:

  • Dell mini 10 - Ubuntu 11.10
  • Teltonika UM62x1
  • Generic USB GPS device
  • Madison Metro route 80

Cisco WiMAX Coverage (Route 80)
RSSI Data - Cisco - Route 80

Waisman Center Coverage (Route 80)
NEC - RSSI - Route 80

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