Check out a DSI Seminar on the COSMOS project that will bring high bandwidth, low latency wireless to our neighborhood. What new learning applications can you imagine with this new testbed?
“Sense, Collect and Move Data” DSI Center Seminar
Speakers: Prof. Harish Krishnaswamy & Prof. Gil Zussman, Electrical Engineering Dept.
Title: The COSMOS Wireless Testbed – from mmWave Communications to City-Scale Experimentation
Location: CEPSR 750
Time: Thursday, Sept. 27, 12.00 -1.30 pm
Host: Prof. Debasis Mitra
Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of the COSMOS testbed that will be deployed as part of the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. COSMOS (Cloud-Enhanced Open Software-Defined Mobile-Wireless Testbed for City-Scale Deployment) will be deployed in West Harlem by Rutgers, Columbia and NYU in partnership with NYC, CCNY, U. Arizona, and Silicon Harlem. It targets the technology “sweet spot” of ultra-high bandwidth and ultra-low latency, a capability that will enable a broad new class of applications including augmented/virtual reality and cloud-based autonomous vehicles. Realization of such high bandwidth/low latency wireless applications involves research not only on faster radio links, but also on the system as a whole including aspects such as spectrum use, networking, and edge computing. Hence, the key enabling technologies will include Software Defined Radios, mmWave radios (at 28 GHz), optical/SDN x-haul network, edge cloud, and testbed control & management software. The deployment will incorporate 9 Large nodes, about 40 Medium nodes, and about 200 small nodes in an area of ~1 sq mile and the project includes an extensive outreach component.
The talk will provide an overview of the key technologies, the deployment plans, and some of the pilot experiments (e.g., in the area of full-duplex wireless). In particular, it will focus on mmWave radio design and deployment that is expected to take place in collaboration with IBM.
The COSMOS testbed design and deployment is joint work with A. Croswell, Z. Kostic, H. Schulzrinne, S. Sputz (Columbia), and the rest of the COSMOS team (see www.cosmos-lab.org).