PAWR COSMOS Tutorial and Testbed Tour

A PAWR COSMOS tutorial and a testbed tour will take place on Sun. Nov. 10 (co-located with ACM SenSys 2019).

Date and time: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 1:30-5:00PM
Location: CEPSR 750

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Wireless network testbeds are important for realistic, at-scale experimental evaluation of new radio technologies, protocols and network architectures. With a somewhat belated reality check on 5G, larger tests and demonstration sites have become even more important in the validation of next generation wireless platforms. In order to address at least some of the challenges of advancing fundamental wireless research, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with the 28-member industry consortium, has formed a public-private partnership to support the creation of up to four city-scale experimental platforms – the NSF’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) initiative.

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. The COSMOS advanced wireless testbed is being deployed in New York City with technical focus on ultra-high-bandwidth and low-latency wireless communications with tightly coupled edge computing, and emphasis on the millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio communications and dynamic optical switching.

Schedule (Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019):
1:30 – 2:00
COSMOS testbed introduction

2:00 -3:00
Part 1: Basic testbed usage with SDR – management and measurement tools

3:00 – 3:45
Coffee Break + COSMOS Testbed Tour

3:45 – 4:15
Part 2: Edge cloud computing capabilities

4:15 – 5:00
Part 3: Optical experimentation tools and services

Tutorial Links:

Wideband channel sounding:
Full-duplex wireless:
Attendees Preparation Instructions:

Bring a laptop with an SSH client installed
Register for an account:
Please use “2019 SenSys” as the “Organization” in the form.
Set up SSH client and upload key:

Presenters: Tingjun Chen (Columbia University), Craig Gutterman (Columbia University), Jakub Kolodziejski (Rutgers University), Michael Sherman (Rutgers University), Panagiotis Skrimponis (NYU)
Organizers: Ivan Seskar (Rutgers University), Dipankar Raychaudhuri (Rutgers University), Thanasis Korakis (NYU), Gil Zussman (Columbia University)

The event is sponsored by the Sense, Collect and Move Data Center of the Columbia Data Science Institute

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