UMass DieselNet

DieselNet was part of our GENI testbed, and was open for public experiments during its operation. It consisted of 35 buses each with a Diesel Brick, which is based on a HaCom Open Brick computer (1GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 60GB or greater hard drive, Linux OS). The brick is connected to three radios: an 802.11b/g Access Point (AP) to provide DHCP access to passengers and passersby, a second PCI-based 802.11b/g/a interface that constantly scans the surrounding area for DHCP offers and other buses, and a longer-range MaxStream XTend 900MHz radio to connect to our throwboxes. Additionally, some buses were equipped with Intel 6250 WiMAX clients. A GPS device records times and locations. Our custom software allows us to push out application updates and user-defined experiments; and take mobility, AP-to-bus connectivity, and bus-to-bus throughput traces.

When operational, you could run experiments on DieselNet on our GENI pages.

For more information, take a look at our publications page.



Hamed Soroush, Nilanjan Banerjee, Aruna Balasubramanian, Mark D. Corner, Brian Neil Levine, and Brian Lynn. In Proc. ACM Intl. Workshop on Hot Topics of Planet-Scale Mobility Measurements (HotPlanet), June 2009. PDF
Aruna Balasubramanian, Brian Neil Levine, and Arun Venkataramani. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 18(2):596--609, April 2010. PDF.
Nilanjan Banerjee, Mark D. Corner, and Brian Neil Levine. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 18(2):554--567, April 2010. PDF
Architecting Protocols to Enable Mobile Applications in Diverse Wireless Networks. Aruna Balasubramanian. PhD thesis, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, February 2011.
System support for perpetual mobile tracking Ph.D. Thesis. Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst
Improved Network Consistency and Connection in Mobile and Sensor Systems Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 2009 Winner of the 2009 UMass/Yahoo! Outstanding Dissertation Award!