High-Performance Wireless Networks

Description

The aim of this activity is to investigate, test and analyze the key components to design and deploy next generation broadband wireless networks.
First, tasks will be focused on communication devices (e.g. system that are compliant with IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac standard/draft) and on how they can be used both in indoor applications and wide area network scenarios (e.g. 20-30km point-to-point links).
Then, software components will be investigated: this category includes device drivers, network stacks and routing/forwarding modules. Activities will include

  • Tests to compare different implementations will be performed;
  • Design and implementation of new features and optimizations.

R&D Objectives

  • Wireless devices analysis, based on laboratory tests and on field installations. Software probes and a distributed performance analysis will be used to investigate  performance;
  • Routing and forwarding techniques to maximize reliability and performance of complex wireless networks;
  • Quality of service management and CAC (Call Admission Control) mechanisms to transport multimedia traffic (data, voice and video) on the same wireless link;
  • Real-time wireless networks that could be used in mechatronic applications (e.g. industrial device control);
  • Self configuring devices, based on several radio interfaces with different characteristics and performance;
  • Residual bandwidth estimation, to early detect possible bottle neck and optimize radio planning activities.

Partners

Politecnico di Torino

Trento University

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