2011 Research Outcomes
- The Mesh Protocols team completed an experimental evaluation of a measurement based interference model on wireless mesh networks, and partially completed the implementation of a new cross-layer routing metric in the Open Link State Routing protocol.
- The Mesh Protocols project team implemented a complete model and specification of an Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector routing protocol in Process Calculus, and completed the mathematical proof of loop-freedom and other critical protocol properties. This work was done in collaboration with the Formal Methods team at NRL, led by Principal Researcher Professor Rob van Glabbeek.
- The group finalised v1.0 of the mobile trusted Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system software development for Android based mobile devices. This software enables a mix of direct (mobile-to-mobile) and 3G infrastructure communications, using server assisted P2P technology. This significantly reduces both server and mobile phone 3G data traffic and server capacity required for on-demand video streaming to mobile devices.
- The NICTA Measurement Library (OML) version 2.6.1 was released.
- OML is a tool to collect and store measurements of networking experimental test-beds which consist of networking devices and resources (e.g. routers, wireless mobile nodes). OML is versatile and lightweight, as it supports any type of measurement (such as network packet loss/delay, system load, GPS coordinates, camera images, or sensor readings) and it has been demonstrated to have minimal impact on the system under measurement. This new version 2.6.1 provides a feature allowing the user to select the type of encoding which allows third parties to easily develop their own OML sinks/forwarders. More information on this release is at: http://oml.mytestbed.net/news/25
- NICTA OMF Software version 5.4 was released. OMF enable easy operation and management of experimental test-beds. The new release has added functionality such as support for different WiFi drivers, better use of the available hard disk space, improved status reporting and the ability to support any network topology.
- Deployment of a sensor network prototype system on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to monitor aspects of its structural health was completed. This is the work builds on the previous work on a small bridge. It is the first step towards proving our research hypothesis that structural health of large infrastructures can be reliably discovered through distributed analysis of measurements taken by many cheap sensors attached to such a structure.