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Rapidly deployable TDMA mesh network with application to disaster management

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Wireless TDMA mesh networks are multi-hop wireless networks which give various nodes access to the wireless medium based on a time-division schedule. Such networks have the potential to provide QoS for triple-play over a large coverage area. It is hard to give equivalent QoS with Wi-Fi based networks which are fraught with various hidden terminal problems.

At IIT Delhi, we have built a rapidly deployable wireless TDMA network with similarities to the WiMAX-relay standard. Our network will be useful in disaster management and military battelefield scenarios which cannot depend on any prior existing network for communication. We have chosen a software-defined radio, called wireless open access research platform (WARP), to build our backbone mesh network.

In my talk, I will explain our network design, provide experimental results, and describe applications we are building for disaster management. I will also highlight our experiments with commercial wireless TDMA mesh equipment which we leverage as a second-tier in our own mesh network.

Bio: Vinay Ribeiro is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He received his B.Tech. from I.I.T. Madras and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Rice University all in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received the best student paper award at the Internet Passive and Active Workshop 2003. He has performed research internships at AT&T Labs, Sprint ATL , and Institut Mittag-Leffler and was a visiting research associate at Bell Labs India. His research interests are in wireless networks (WiFi, WiMAX, ad hoc, sensor), indoor positioning and navigation, network traffic modeling, network tomography and queuing theory.

This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group Seminar series.

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