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WiMAX extension to isolated research data networks

Objective

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.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.
Address
Via Puccini Giacomo 2
16154 Genova
Italy

Participants (15)

ALCATEL-LUCENT ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Piazza Della Repubblica 25
20124 Milano
ASSOCIAZIONE OASI MARIA SS. ONLUS
Italy
Address
Via Conte Ruggero 73
94018 Troina
CONSORZIO PER LA RICERCA NELL' AUTOMATICA E NELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI C.R.A.T.
Italy
Address
Via Naide 43
Roma
CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE SCARL
Italy
Address
Corso Italia 116
Pisa
DAS PHOTONICS SL
Spain
Address
Calle Islas Canarias, 6 - 8
46023 Valencia
FACULDADE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Address
Rua Silvio Lima, Polo Ii - Universidade De Coimbra
Coimbra
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma
ITALTEL S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Reiss Romoli - Localita Castelletto
20019 Settimo Milanese
ORANGE ROMANIA S.A.
Romania
Address
51-53 Lascar Catargiu Sector 1
010665 Bucharest
PORTUGAL TELECOM INOVACAO SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Jose Ferreira Pinto Basto
3810-106 Aveiro
SOCRATE MEDICAL SRL
Italy
Address
Via Raffaello Sanzio 18
20090 Cesano Boscone
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Address
Splaiul Independentei 313
060042 Bucuresti Sectorul 6
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02044 Espoo
VEDURSTOFA ISLANDS
Iceland
Address
Bustadavegur 9
150 Reykjavik
WIND TELECOMUNICAZIONI S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Viola Cesare Giulio 48
Roma