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Project Number

1657

Project Title

Open Virtualized WiMAX Base Station Node for GENI Wide-Area Wireless Deployments
a.k.a. WiMAX, WIMAX

Technical Contacts

Principal Investigator: Dipankar Raychaudhuri WINLAB, Rutgers University ray@winlab.rutgers.edu http://www.winlab.rutgers.edu/docs/faculty/RayBio.html
Co-Principal Investigator: Sampath Rangarajan NEC Laboratories America sampath@nec-labs.com http://www.nec-labs.com/research/broadband/broadband_mobile-website/staff.php
Technical Staff: Ivan Seskar WINLAB / Rutgers University seskar@winlab.rutgers.edu http://www.winlab.rutgers.edu/~seskar/

Participating Projects and Organizations

OMF (cOntrol and Management Framework)
ORBIT Testbed
GENI Projects at WINLAB
WINLAB / Rutgers University, North Brunswick, NJ
NEC Laboratories America, Princeton, NJ

Scope

The scope of work on this project is to leverage a commercial IEEE 802.16e WiMAX base station product to prototype an open, programmable and virtualizable base station node that could work over a metropolitan area and connect with off-the shelf WiMAX handsets and data cards. This includes the following steps: 1) Develop an open/virtualizable WiMAX base station with external control and data API’s. 2) Import a control framework from the Orbit project, and implement GENI-specific software on an external Linux-based PC controller for the WiMAX base station, demonstrating basic GENI compliance: virtualization, slice setup & resource management, L2/L3 programmability, and opt-in for off-the shelf terminals. 3) Integrate the GBSN with backhaul options to validate and demonstrate the total access networking solution, including VLAN connections to a GENI backbone network. 4) Demonstrate the GBSN capabilities in a phased manner, starting with controlled lab tests of each GENI feature and then migrating to a small-scale outdoor trial with off-the-shelf WiMAX terminal equipment. 5) Develop a deployment plan for multi-cell WiMAX services in GENI, including guidelines for site selection, frequency allocation, network backhaul and equipment/operating costs.

Current Capabilities

The scope of work on this project is

Milestones

MilestoneDate(WiMAX: 1a Delivery of two NEC Release 1 802.16e base stations)? status
MilestoneDate(WiMAX: 1b Validate open API capabilities of the WiMAX base station)? status
MilestoneDate(WiMAX: 1c Import a GENI-compliant control framework from the ORBIT project)? status
MilestoneDate(WiMAX: 1d First release v1.0 of GENI base station node software)? status
MilestoneDate(WiMAX: 1e Demo basic functionality of base station)? status
MilestoneDate(WiMAX: 1f VLAN connections to the GENI backbone network)?

Project Technical Documents

GENI WiMAX Project: System Engineering Summary
API Specification for Virtualized WiMAX Basestation

  • D. Raychaudhuri and Editors M. Gerla, “New architectures and disruptive technologies for the future internet: The wireless, mobile and sensor network perspective” Report of NSF Wireless Mobile Planning Group (WMPG) Workshop, August 2005, at http://www.winlab.rutgers.edu/WMPG
  • Open Base Station Architecture Initiative, at: http://www.obsai.org/
  • “Android: An Open Handset Alliance Project”, at: http://code.google.com/android/
  • ”NEC’s broadband wireless access products”, NEC Corporation Technical White Paper, at : http://www.neceurope.com/PDF/NEC_Mobile_WiMAX_WhitePaper_Ver-D1.4_060513-2.pdf
  • “Wireless virtualization in GENI”, GDD-06-17, 2006, at: http
  • S. Paul, R. Yates, D. Raychaudhuri and J. Kurose, "The Cache-and-Forward Network Architecture for Efficient Mobile Content Delivery Services in the Future Internet", to appear in ITU-T Next Generation Networks (NGN) Conference, Geneva, May 2008.


Quarterly Status Reports

WiMAX: 4Q08 Status Report
WiMAX: 1Q09 Status Report
WiMAX: 2Q09 Status Report

Spiral 1 Connectivity

(see ORBIT connectivity section.)

GPO Liason System Engineer

Harry Mussman hmussman@geni.net

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