Conference Paper

A Demonstration of a Management Tool for Assessing Channel Quality Information in Wireless Testbeds

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-17851-1_58 Conference: Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities - 6th International ICST Conference, TridentCom 2010, Berlin, Germany, May 18-20, 2010, Revised Selected Papers
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The gradually growing need for testbed use so as networking algorithms to be validated in real environment, has given rise to optimal utilization of testbed resources. Towards this direction, we present a new management tool that is used for assessing channel quality information in wireless testbed deployments. NITOS Connectivity Tool retrieves data concerning link quality measurements, for providing testbed users with useful information about choosing nodes that occasionally satisfy the requirements (link quality, connectivity) needed, for their experiments. NITOS connectivity tool is a full-fledged managerial tool that exploits testbed utilization by letting testbed users have a complete view about testbed’s nodes. This tool allows a more sophisticated way to optimally choose network resources of a testbed.
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This demo paper is related to the paper entitled “Towards Maximizing Wireless Testbed Utilization using Spectrum Slicing” accepted for publication on TridentCom 2010.

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    ABSTRACT: Since its establishment in 2009, the Network Implementation Testbed using Open Source drivers (NITOS) wireless testbed has been extensively used in several research projects for the experimental evaluation of protocols and algorithms. Collection of accurate measurements is of crucial importance for testbed users, allowing them to both select appropriate topologies for their experiments and assess the performance of their implementations. In this chapter, we describe measurement methodologies and tools used in the NITOS testbed in the context of its involvement in some of these projects. We provide examples demonstrating the utility of these tools for specific experiments. We also explain the challenges posed by the complex wireless medium, summarize lessons learned and outline future plans of NITOS towards an enhanced and more integrated measurement framework.
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