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Airblue: a system for cross-layer wireless protocol development

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Airblue: a system for cross-layer wireless protocol development
Over the past few years, researchers have developed many crosslayer wireless protocols to improve the performance of wireless networks. Experimental evaluations of these protocols have been carried out mostly using software-defined radios, which are typically two to three orders of magnitude slower than commodity hardware. FPGA-based platforms provide much better speeds but are quite difficult to modify because of the way high-speed designs are typically implemented. Experimenting with cross-layer protocols requires a flexible way to convey information beyond the data itself from lower to higher layers, and a way for higher layers to configure lower layers dynamically and within some latency bounds. One also needs to be able to modify a layer's processing pipeline without triggering a cascade of changes. We have developed Airblue, an FPGA-based software radio platform, that has all these properties and runs at speeds comparable to commodity hardware. We discuss the design philoso...
Man Cheuk Ng, Kermin Elliott Fleming, Mythili Vutu
Added 28 Feb 2011
Updated 28 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ANCS
Authors Man Cheuk Ng, Kermin Elliott Fleming, Mythili Vutukuru, Samuel Gross, Arvind, Hari Balakrishnan
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