Outreach

Learn about the PAWR platforms through published papers and events.

 

Featured:

Open, Programmable, and Virtualized 5G Networks: State-of-the-Art and the Road Ahead
Bonati, M. Polese, S. D’Oro, S. Basagni, and T. Melodia, “Open, Programmable, and Virtualized 5G Networks: State-of-the-Art and the Road Ahead,” Computer Networks, vol. 182, August 2020.  [pdf] [bibtex]

This article provides the first cohesive and exhaustive compendium of recent open source software and frameworks for 5G cellular networks, with a full stack and end-to-end perspective. We detail their capabilities and functionalities focusing on how their constituting elements fit the 5G ecosystem, and unravel the interactions among the surveyed solutions.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

The PAWR program is helping to organize the OpenAirInterface 2020 Fall Virtual Workshop on November 12th, 2020 from 10:00AM-02:00PM Eastern Time. The main purpose of the event is to inform the community of the status of the 5G RAN and CORE NETWORK stacks that have been recently released, as well as to announce the timetable and roadmap of the future 5G developments.

 

Past Events:

 

The second COSMOS Research Community Workshop is now scheduled for October 14, 11:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Eastern Time. The workshop is intended to enable an exchange of research ideas and experiment methods among users and developers of the COSMOS testbed. Details available on the COSMOS website.

 

On September 25, PIs from POWDER, COSMOS, and AERPAW gave presentations on their PAWR platforms at the The 14th ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH ’20). For more details, visit the conference website.

Papers included:

  • M. L. Sichitiu, I. Guvenc, R. Dutta, V. Marojevic, B. Floyd, “AERPAW Emulation Overview”, in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), London, United Kingdom, September 2020.
  • M. Kohli, T. Chen, M. Baraani Dastjerdi, J. Welles, I. Seskar, H. Krishnaswamy, G. Zussman, “Open-Access Full-Duplex Wireless in the ORBIT and COSMOS Testbeds”, in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), London, United Kingdom, September 2020.
  • J. Breen, A. Buffmire, J. Duerig, K. Dutt, E. Eide, M. Hibler, D. Johnson, S. Kumar Kasera, E. Lewis, D. Maas, A. Orange, N. Patwari, D. Reading, R. Ricci, D. Schurig, L. B. Stoller, J. Van der Merwe, K. Webb, G. Wong, “POWDER: Platform for Open Wireless Data-driven Experimental Research”, in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), London, United Kingdom, September 2020.
  • B. C. Terry, A. Orange, N. Patwari, S. Kasera, J. Van der Merwe, “Spectrum Monitoring and Source Separation in POWDER”, in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), London, United Kingdom, September 2020.
  • R. Doost-Mohammady, O. Bejarano, A. Sabharwal, “Good Times For Wireless Research
    “, in Proc. of ACM Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization (WiNTECH), London, United Kingdom, September 2020.

 

On September 14, 2020, several leaders in the PAWR program participated in the FCC Forum on 5G Open Radio Access Networks. In a technical session moderated by FCC CTO Monisha Ghosh, panelists included PAWR Technical Director Manu Gosain, as well as POWDER PI Kobus Van der Merwe, and COSMOS PI Ivan Seskar.

A replay of the event is available on the FCC website.

 

On May 27, 2020, the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program announced a new $2.7M project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense to test AI-driven spectrum sharing optimization in a 5G-NR network. Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal, Deputy Division Director (DDD) for the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) at the National Science Foundation, spoke with US Ignite’s Mari Silbey at the 5GX Connect Summit on the project’s aims and the capability of PAWR testbed sites to enable new research into advanced communications network technologies. Watch the video.

 

 

2020 Brooklyn 5G Summit
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
April 21-24

 

NSF Workshop – Wireless, Spectrum & Innovation
Washington, D.C.
May 27-28

The purpose of this workshop is to collect community input and provide feedback to the NSF on several major research areas related to wireless communication, networking and spectrum use, looking ahead in a 5-10 year timeframe. The meeting will feature leading researchers with representation from academia, industry and federal agencies. There are no fees for attending the workshop. We expect at least 40 US academics to attend. Click for further details.

 

ACM SenSys 2019
Columbia University, NYC
November 10-13

COSMOS tutorial on 11/10 – This tutorial will introduce the PAWR COSMOS (“Cloud enhanced Open Software defined MObile wireless testbed for city-Scale deployment”) platform. COSMOS is a joint project involving Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU along with several partner organizations including New York City, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Silicon Harlem, and IBM.
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Mobile World Congress Los Angeles
October 22-24

The PAWR Project Office will be on site at Mobile World Congress LA, and at the Championship Event for DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2). The wireless infrastructure used for SC2 (Colosseum) was transferred to the PAWR program after the event.

 

MobiCom 2019
Mexico
October 21-25

COSMOS tutorial on 10/21 – This tutorial will introduce the PAWR COSMOS (“Cloud enhanced Open Software defined MObile wireless testbed for city-Scale deployment”) platform. COSMOS is a joint project involving Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU along with several partner organizations including New York City, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Silicon Harlem, and IBM.
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IEEE ICNP
Chicago
October 7-10
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Advanced Wireless Research Roundtable
Washington, D.C.
September 24
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Mobile & Wireless Week
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 9-13
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   OAI North America Workshop

As a Strategic Member of the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance (OSA), the PAWR project co-hosted the First OAI North America workshop on June 25-27, 2019 at Nokia-Bell Labs Murray Hills Campus in New Jersey.

The first two awarded platforms in the PAWR program – COSMOS and POWDER-RENEW – were prominently featured to showcase their support of OAI software as well as custom features developed for Massive MIMO, 5G, and end-to-end application support operations. PAWR Industry Consortium members also delivered talks and showcased demonstrations to align their development roadmaps to OSA goals.

Click for further details.

 

Past Presentations and Papers:

2018 New England Workshop on Software Defined Radio Presentation by Professor Chowdhury (view the abstract here)

 

Research and Talks by Dr. Thyaga Nandagopal:

Please click here for Dr. Nandagopal’s most recent talks.