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Wireless Internet Networks

Objective

In WINE we study necessary technologies to build fully IP-based optimised QoS (Quality of service) aware wireless Internet. We believe that true wireless Internet system should be optimised without underlying wireless ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and as far as possible independent from media. The unique goal of WINE is to study all needed issues in protocol layers to find globally optimised end-to-end solution. Starting from theoretical issues for W-IP networks, we conduct simulations and large case studies over research networks to verify theoretical basis. We will then implement the results into three platforms. To facilitate independence of wireless media a W-IP adaptation layer is built that is configurable allowing optimisation for different wireless media. The test-beds cover Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11 and Hiperlan standards.

Objectives:
WINE's main aim is to build fully IPv6-based globally optimised wireless Internet environment with QoS awareness. To reach this, WINE will have sub-tasks heading to the main aim. First, we aim to implement three testbeds with simulation models dedicated for specific environments and current IPv4/v6 implementations. Second, we aim for solid theoretical understanding of wireless Internet environments. This knowledge will be verified and based on practical tests on testbeds and simulation models and large-scale research networks. Based on previous results we aim to implement true wireless Internet solution that is as far as possible radiolink independent. We are building wireless IP adaptation layer that is configurable so that it can be optimised for different platforms and links. Above the layer objective is to implement wireless Internet protocol fully compatible to current Internet world.

Milestones:
M1: Specification of wireless internet networks;
M2: Testbed environments;
M3: Network simulation models;
M4: Wireless Internet Networks test integrated to platforms results.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS (VTT)
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
02044 Espoo
Finland

Participants (9)

ADVANCED COMMUNICATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT, S.A.
Spain
Address
Avenida Calvo Sotelo 23
39002 Santander
ALLIANCE QUALITE LOGICIEL
France
Address
Rue De La Chataigneraie 4
35510 Cesson Sevigne
CEFRIEL - CONSORZIO PER LA FORMAZIONE E LA RICERCA IN INGEGNERIA DELL' INFORMAZIONE
Italy
Address
Via Fucini Renato 2
20133 Milano
INTRACOM S.A. HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
Greece
Address
Odos Markopoulou 19,5Km Ktirio B5 Mark X
19002 Peania - Attiki
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
30 Panepistimiou Str.
10679 Athens
PHILIPS S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Piazza Quattro Novembre 3
20124 Milano
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
BT7 1NN Belfast
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Cantabria
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma