4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

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The real-time AROMA testbed for all-IP heterogeneous wireless access networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3122,
        author={Anna Umbert and Miguel L\^{o}pez-Ben\^{\i}tez and Francisco Bernardo Alvarez and Nemanja Vučević and Ricardo Azevedo and Andre Oliveira},
        title={The real-time AROMA testbed for all-IP heterogeneous wireless access networks},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={All-IP; bandwidth broker; Beyond 3G; common radio resource management; DiffServ/MPLS; end-to-edge QoS; heterogeneous wireless access network; real-time emulation; testbed.},
        doi={10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3122}
    }
    
  • Anna Umbert
    Miguel López-Benítez
    Francisco Bernardo Alvarez
    Nemanja Vučević
    Ricardo Azevedo
    Andre Oliveira
    Year: 2010
    The real-time AROMA testbed for all-IP heterogeneous wireless access networks
    TRIDENTCOM
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/tridentcom.2008.3122
Anna Umbert1,*, Miguel López-Benítez1,*, Francisco Bernardo Alvarez1,*, Nemanja Vučević1,*, Ricardo Azevedo2,*, Andre Oliveira3,*
  • 1: Dept. of Signal Theory and Communications Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Spain
  • 2: Portugal Telecom Inovação (PTIN) Aveiro, Portugal
  • 3: Portugal Telecom Inovação (PTIN); Instituto de Telecomunicações (ITAv) Aveiro, Portugal
*Contact email: annau@tsc.upc.edu, miguel.lopez@tsc.upc.edu, fbernardo@tsc.upc.edu, vucevic@tsc.upc.edu, ricardo-a-pereira@ptinovacao.pt, it-a-oliveira@ptinovacao.pt

Abstract

This paper describes the real-time testbed that has been developed in the framework of the European AROMA project. The objective of the AROMA project is to devise and assess a set of specific resource management strategies and algorithms for both the access and core network parts of an all-IP heterogeneous wireless access network that guarantee the end-to-edge quality of service. The complexity of the interaction between Beyond 3G systems and user applications, while dealing with the quality of service concept, motivates the development of this kind of emulation platforms, where algorithms and applications can be tested in realistic conditions that could not be achieved by means of offline simulations.