The project will define, implement, and evaluate an IPv6-based mobility-enabled end-to-end QoS architecture starting from the current IETF's QoS models, Mobile- IPv6, and AAA framework. A representative set of interactive and distributed multimedia applications will serve to derive system requirements for the verification, validation, and demonstration of the Moby Dick architecture in a testbed comprising UMTS, 802.11 Wireless LANs and Ethernet. In the event of these existing applications or the underlying architectures not providing what is required, the necessary modification will be undertaken. The implementations will be tested in a trans-European trial between Madrid/Spain and Stuttgart/Germany with exchange students from the SOKRATES-ERASMUS exchange program.
In order to evolve 3rd Generation mobile and wireless infrastructures further towards the Internet - targeting IST 2000 IV 5.2 "Terrestrial Wireless System and Networks", the project Moby Dick will define, implement, and evaluate an IPv6- based mobility-enabled end-to-end QoS architecture starting from the current IETF's QoS models, Mobile-IPv6, and AAA framework. A representative set of interactive and distributed multimedia applications will serve to derive system requirements for the verification, validation, and demonstration of the Moby Dick architecture in a testbed comprising UMTS, 802.11 Wireless LANs and Ethernet. In the event of these existing applications or the underlying archit
The project's objectives are split up into te following activities:
- Definition of a common architecture integrating QoS, IPv6 mobility, and AAA (out of the separate architectural approaches for each component currently provided by the IETF) with respect to wireless issues.
- Implementation and evaluation of an IPv6-based end-to-end technological approach to fulfil the requirements of present and future mobile communication services.
- Implementation and evaluation of QoS models (e.g. DiffServ) in highly dynamic and heterogeneous network topologies (understanding of QoS models is normally restricted to relatively static environments).
- Definition of a suitable charging concept which would enable permanent mobile IP based services on a large scale (a strange requirement related to AAA, but currently not a topic within the IETF).
- Trans-European trial, to test the implementation by using SOKRATES - ERASMUS exchange students as test-users.
- Actively participate in IRTF (Internet Research Task Force) AAAArch (Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting Architecture) working group, and monitor in particular ETSI, 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project), MWIF (Mobile Wireless Internet Forum), IEEE (in particular 802.11).
- Follow and actively influence ongoing relevant IETF standardisation activities, in particular in the working groups.
The following results are planned:
(1) Working prototype of an IPv6 end-to-end QoS API in mobile (wireless connected) node.
(2) Working prototype of an AAA and charging server for interconnection of mobile nodes to the backbone.
(3) Mobile enabled applications for mobile nodes.
(4) Test results from a trans-European trail with SOCRATES-ERASMUS-exchange-students. The found results and implementations are documented in 16 deliverables.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
91193 Gif Sur Yvette
W3 6BL London
28903 Getafe (Madrid)