WEIRD is a 24 month integrated project aiming at implementing research testbeds using the WiMAX technology in order to allow isolated or impervious areas to get connection to the GEANT2 research network. The WEIRD project consortium is made up of: prestigious key players - in the world of wireless communications and next generation networking -, scientific demanding user communities - that will drive and test the WEIRD system -, and sponsoring European national research networks ? that will give connectivity, support and will exploit project results.
WEIRD aims to play a prime role in contributing to the standardization of WiMAX integration into next generation networks. This result will be achieved by building 4 European testbeds connected through GEANT2. The implementation plan foresees a requirement analysis that will be mainly supported by the scientific user communities, academia and network operators. The application scenarios demanded by the user communities and that will be among the main drivers of the system are categorized into 3 groups: the Volcano and seismic activities monitoring, the fire prevention and the tele-medicine.
WEIRD will deploy the application scenarios into the implemented testbeds and will prototype and validate enhanced Network Control and Management Entities and improved versions of WiMAX. The features that the WEIRD system will validate during the project include: QoS, resource and access management, authentication authorization and accounting (AAA) and security, IP multicast, environmental awareness and full mobility support. Therefore, the state of the art of next generation networking will be improved and the WiMAX specific layers will be deeply analyzed and enhanced. The consortium expect the project outputs to have a strong impact on ongoing international activities, for this reason it has already planned an effective and pragmatic dissemination and exploitation plan both for the internal companies and for the outside world.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project
20019 Settimo Milanese
20090 Cesano Boscone
060042 Bucuresti Sectorul 6