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Wed, 25 Sep 2019 23:22:34 +0000
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A COSMOS tutorial and a testbed tour will take place in ACM SenSys 2019<> on Sun. Nov. 10 (1:30-5pm).

Date: Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, 1:30-5:00PM
Location: Mudd Building, 13th floor, Electrical Engineering Conference Room, 500 W 120 St, New York, NY 10027 (please enter from the Columbia campus entrance – see directions in

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Organizers: Ivan Seskar<> (Rutgers University), Dipankar Raychaudhuri<> (Rutgers University), Thanasis Korakis<> (NYU), Gil Zussman<> (Columbia University)
Presenters: Tingjun Chen<> (Columbia University), Craig Gutterman<> (Columbia University), Jakub Kolodziejski<> (Rutgers University), Michael Sherman<> (Rutgers University), Panagiotis Skrimponis<> (NYU)

Wireless network testbeds are important for realistic, at-scale experimental evaluation of new radio technologies, protocols and network architectures. With a somewhat belated reality check on 5G, larger tests and demonstration sites have become even more important in the validation of next-generation wireless platforms. In order to address at least some of the challenges of advancing fundamental wireless research, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), in collaboration with the 28-member industry consortium, has formed a public-private partnership to support the creation of up to four city-scale experimental platforms – the NSF’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)<> initiative.

This tutorial will introduce the PAWR COSMOS<> (“Cloud enhanced Open Software-defined MObile wireless testbed for city-Scale deployment”) platform. COSMOS is a joint project involving Rutgers, Columbia, and NYU along with several partner organizations including New York City, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Silicon Harlem, and IBM. The COSMOS advanced wireless testbed is being deployed in New York City with a technical focus on ultra-high-bandwidth and low-latency wireless communications with tightly coupled edge computing, and emphasis on the millimeter-wave (mmWave) radio communications and dynamic optical switching.

Once fully deployed, the COSMOS testbed will support at-scale experimentation of novel advanced wireless broadband and communication technologies in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave frequency bands in West Harlem in New York City, which is a representative of a densely populated urban environment. The COSMOS testbed platform provides a mix of fully programmable software-defined radio (SDR) nodes for flexible wireless experimentation. It also includes novel 100 Gbps+ fiber, free-space optical, and microwave backhaul technologies interconnected with a software-defined network (SDN) switching fabric for minimum latency and flexibility in setting up experimental network topologies. Moreover, the remote accessibility of COSMOS lowers the barrier for experimentation in the area of radio and wireless technology and thus improves education and research productivity. The goal of this tutorial is to provide an introduction to COSMOS testbed management framework OMF and measurement library OML and main technology capabilities.

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