Testbed Features

Here you will find what all FUTEBOL’s testbeds have to offer.

UFES Intelligent space: Cloud Robotics real-time control using Wireless URLLC.
VTT Wireless experimentation with LTE base stations. LSA.
UFMG Last mile wireless: Packet-wireless network programmability, indoor IoT, 4G.
UFRGS Wireless experimentation with software-defined radio, IEEE 802.15, LoRa, and Wi-Fi platforms, allowing dynamic creation of heterogeneous scenarios, e.g., 4G/5G, IoT. Radio-over-fiber setups connecting indoor and outdoor sensors (Unicamp extensions).
UNIVBRIS Cross-layer orchestration: optical-wireless-cloud integration.
Iris TCD Software-defined radio and passive optical network (PON) testbed enabling reconfigurable management of spectral, processing, and transport network resources.

Iris TCD – the reconfigurable radio testbed at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) provides virtualized radio hardware, Cloud-RAN, Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), and Software Defined Networking technologies to support the experimental investigation of the interplay between 5G radio and future networks. We offer the radio resources including 20 USRP N210s and 2 USRP X310s ceiling mounted nodes all equipped with SBX daughterboards, reaching frequencies between 40 MHz and 4 GHz. These platforms are connected to a computational cloud, allowing us to deploy an array of computational environments, accessible through Fed4FIRE. To expose the functionality of these platforms for a variety of applications, we employ a variety of radio hypervisors that freely enable prototyping of wireless systems, as exemplified by GNURadio, srsLTE 3GPP, and the Iris SDR.

UNIVBRIS – The main focus at UNIVBRIS is to provide optical-packet orchestration through a newer optical solution on an SDN-enabled network and a virtualized infrastructure overlayed in an optical-packet path that enables the experimental investigation using cross-layer algorithms that could be involved in 5G network research. Furthermore, the experimenter is able to define physical parameters in an optical resource (BV-ROADM) and creates an end-to-end path using optical-packet mapped by a tuple port and wavelength. We deploy our infrastructure using OpenStack, ABNO and optical solutions from UNIVBRIS.

UFES – The UFES testbed in light of the new generation of robotics as a service (e.g, robot localization and navigation, assistive robotics), has been built to support the requirements of real-time
remote control of robots over a wireless-optical SDN-enabled network. It explores the field of cloud robotics control with the aid of computer vision that requires novel orchestration features offered by FUTEBOL CF such as i) flexible innovative vertical auto-scaling providing elasticity of Virtual Network Functions (VNF) using Openstack ii) orchestrating wireless, packet and optical networks to meet simultaneously low E2E latency and high bandwidth requirements, aiming to overcome and study the bottlenecks in the cloud-fiber-wireless involving cyber-physical systems showing use cases with stringent requirements. Our target is the production processes environments that need to test wireless control of industrial manufacturing where URLLC communication services are expected for the Industry 4.0 framework.

UFMG – UFMG’s focus is on wireless experimentation, and how wireless technologies interact with cloud, packet and optical networks. As such, the testbed provides resources for experimentation of the so-called last mile technologies, that is, the technologies that connect the end-users to the core networks, using standards for both licensed (4G) and unlicensed (WiFi, ZigBee, Bluetooth) bands. The testbed’s resources allow the experimenters to program the network on layers 1 and 2 of the wireless protocol stack using USRP, while SDN protocols and NFV provide programmability at layers 2 and above. Further, the testbed provides resources for IoT experimentation in an indoor environment.

UFRGS – The testbed is focused on devices for wireless research, Internet of things, sensor networks and optical-wireless convergence. With Wireless experimentation (WiFi, 3G, 4G, 5G) including new protocols and technologies over programmable radio platforms (i.e., Software-Defined Radio), the testbed also provides optical-wireless convergence experimentation with its radio-over-fiber arrangement, where it’s possible to create L2 networks using USRP through optical infrastructure.

VTT – Our testbed provides means for research and development by experimentation of wireless communication. The testbed may be enhanced by adding new hardware for example for 5G research. The main topic is shared access, LSA (Licensed Shared Access) being the current implemented and tested software and SAS (Spectrum Access System) as a possible future improvement.