The project intends to define, develop and deploy a Wireless Access Network that supports multicast traffic in a mobility environment and manages network resources efficiently. The main objectives are:
(1) To propose, design and evaluate a signalling mechanism to manage multicast sessions over heterogeneous wireless networks;
(2) To propose and evaluate a mobility solution to provide seamless handover of multicast groups;
(3) To propose and evaluate resource management algorithms to support multicast groups over heterogeneous wireless technologies.
This Wireless Access Network shall be exploitable not only by the conventional Internet Service Providers (ISP), such as PT, but also by the content providers that will exploit the DVB spectrum. Since DVB is a broadcast technology, it is necessary to provide a return channel in a different technology, so both types of wireless providers need to cooperate.
|Reference: FCT PTDC/EEA-TEL/74471/2006|
|Start Date: 01-02-2009|
|End Date: 01-01-2012|
|Team: Susana Isabel Barreto Miranda Sargento|
|Groups: Network Architectures and Protocols – Av, Network Architectures and Protocols – Av|
|Partners: INESC-Porto, IT-Aveiro, PTIn|
|Local Coordinator: Susana Isabel Barreto Miranda Sargento|