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WiMAX Meso-Scale Deployment Integration

1. Projects

Campus deployment projects:
WiMAX at BBN Technologies
WiMAX at Columbia University
WiMAX at Polytechnic Institute of NYU
WiMAX at University of Colorado at Boulder
WiMAX at UMass Amherst
WiMAX at University of Wisconsin

Open GENI WiMAX Base Station Kit for Campus Deployments
WIMAX Design and Prototype
ORBIT Design and Prototype

OMF (cOntrol and Management Framework)
ORBIT Testbed
GENI Projects at WINLAB

Process for updating Milestones, submitting QSRs

2. Meetings and Demos

Suggested mailing lists for Cluster E and WIMAX Integration participants:
GENI mailing lists, including the dev, discuss and geni-announce lists, plus working groups that cover your interests.
mail to for PIs. / subscribe / mailman archieve
mail to for users / subscribe / mailman archieve

WiMAX Base Station Demo at GEC 6, November 17, 2009

Cluster E and WiMAX Deployment Call on Februaruy 8, 2010
Cluster E and WiMAX Deployment Meetings at GEC7 March 16 and 17, 2010

3. References and Documents

WiMAX Concepts and RF Measurements, IEEE 802.16-2004 WiMAX PHY layer operation and measurements, Hewlett Packard Application Note
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
Open Base Station Architecture Initiative
“Android: An Open Handset Alliance Project"
”NEC’s broadband wireless access products”, NEC Corporation Technical White Paper
“Wireless virtualization in GENI”, GDD-06-17, 2006

  1. 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.

OMF (cOntrol and Management Framework)
ORBIT Testbed
Current OMF documents
Cluster E Overview Drawing
ORBIT diagram
ORBIT Connectivity
(WiMAX connectivity from WINLAB follows ORBIT connectivity)
OML is a measurement library developed in the context of OMF.
OML Overview (wiki)
OML Overview (slides)

4. Planning

4.1 System Engineering

GENI WiMAX Project: System Engineering Summary

4.2 Campus Deployments

See campus table from 1793 proposal

4.3 Schedule

See high-level schedule Figure 6 from 1793 proposal

5. WiMAX Campus Deployment Kit

Fig 1-1) System Overview

5.1 Configuration

Fig 1-2a) Hardware and Networking

5.2 NEC Hardware

Fig 1-2b) NEC BTS, ODU and Antenna

5.3 -48VDC Power


5.4 Software Modules

Fig 1-3a) Software

5.5 Messages and APIs

Fig 1-3b) Messages and APIs

5.6 Virtualization

Fig 1-4) Virtualization

5.7 Control and Management

Fig 1-5) Control and Management

5.8 Version and Release Compatibility Plan

6. WiMAX Client Platforms


7. Campus Installation Steps


8. Campus Installation Checklist

Campus Installation Checklist, for each site


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 - - -

9. Experimentation

9.1 Standalone Operation using OMF

ORBIT Experiments (getting started)

9.2 Instrumentation and Measurements using OML

9.3 Multiple Experiments using Virtualization

9.4 Customizing Experiements using Programmability

9.5 Federation with Other Testbeds

ORBIT to PlanetLab Interoperability

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