OneLNK: One Link to Rule Them All: Web-based Wireless Experimentation for Multi-vendor Remotely Accessible Indoor/Outdoor Testbeds

Mohammad M.R. Lunar, Jianxin Sun, John Wensowitch, Michael Fay, Halit Bugra Tulay, Venkat Sai Suman Lamba Karanam, Brian Qiu, Deepak Nadig, Garhan Attebury, Hongfeng Yu, Joseph Camp, Can Emre Koksal, Dario Pompili, Byrav Ramamurthy, Morteza Hashemi, Eylem Ekici, Mehmet C. Vuran

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Abstract

As evolving wireless network architectures become more diverse, complex, and interdependent, and equipment costs prohibit broad access to such networks, remotely accessible experimental testbeds are gaining interest in recent years in wireless communication and networking research. This interest has exacerbated in 2020 and became a vital need during the current global pandemic. However, providing end-users of various educational backgrounds access to radio devices from a heterogeneous set of vendors is challenging. This paper introduces OneLNK, a remotely accessible testbed consisting of radio devices from three different vendors and developed using open source cloud-native technologies. End-users can access the functionalities of OneLNK from a single webpage without any local installations. Using the web URL, users can operate radio devices, set experiment parameters, observe results in real-time, and save generated experiment data for all radio devices. The interactive web UI and its working mechanism for supporting radio equipment are covered with specific experiment capabilities. A diverse set of radio equipment (mmWave, sub-GHz SDR, and sub-6GHz SDR) are facilitated to explain these capabilities. Moreover, measurements of path loss, Received Signal Strength (RSS), and Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) using devices from three different vendors operating on a vast spectrum (568 MHz, 5.8 GHz, and 60 GHz) are reported. The majority of the remotely accessible OneLNK platform was developed remotely during the pandemic by a team of experts from five U.S. states.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWiNTECH 2021 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization, Part of ACM MOBICOM 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages85-92
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450387033
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event15th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization, WiNTECH 2021 - Part of ACM MOBICOM 2021 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2022 → …

Publication series

NameWiNTECH 2021 - Proceedings of the 15th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization, Part of ACM MOBICOM 2021

Conference

Conference15th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization, WiNTECH 2021 - Part of ACM MOBICOM 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period2/4/22 → …

Keywords

  • IRIS
  • Remote Wireless
  • Testbed
  • USRP
  • VM
  • Web Technologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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