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Project Number


Project Title

A Programmable Facility for Experimentation with Wireless Heterogeneity and Wide-area Mobility

Technical Contacts

PI: Suman Banerjee

Participating Organizations

Wisconsin Wireless and NetworkinG Systems (WiNGS) laboratory

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Harry Mussman


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


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))?

Campus Installation Checklist

University of Wisconsin

PI: Suman Banerjee

Step Description Planned Started Completed Comment
1 Identify Outdoor Site on Campus - - -
2 Obtain FCC License - - -
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 - - -

Project Technical Documents

Quarterly Status Reports

Spiral 2 Connectivity

Related Projects

Open GENI WiMAX Base Station Kit for Campus Deployments

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