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Experiences from the Design, Deployment, and Usage of the UCSB MeshNet Testbed

Summary: Experiences from the Design, Deployment,
and Usage of the UCSB MeshNet Testbed
Henrik Lundgren, Krishna Ramachandran, Elizabeth Belding-Royer, Kevin Almeroth,
Michael Benny, Andrew Hewatt, Alexander Touma, Amit Jardosh
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract-- In this paper we report on our effort and experience
to design, deploy and use our 30 node wireless mesh testbed,
the UCSB MeshNet. Compared to simulation, the construction
and utilization of a wireless mesh testbed poses many new
challenges. We discuss the challenges with distributed testbed
management, non-intrusive and distributed monitoring, and node
status visualization. These are vital components in a sustainable
wireless mesh testbed, but at the same time, non-trivial to
design and realize. As a case study, we present the UCSB
MeshNet architecture, including its management, monitoring,
and visualization systems. We share our lessons learned from this
effort and believe that they will be valuable to other researchers
who develop experimental wireless mesh networks.


Source: Almeroth, Kevin C. - Department of Computer Science, University of California at Santa Barbara


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences