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Harbornet: a real-world testbed for vehicular networks

Ameixieira, C. Ameixieira ; Cardote, A. ; Meireles, R. ; Sargento, S. ; , ; , ; Barros, J.

IEEE Communications Magazine Vol. 52, Nº 9, pp. 108 - 114, September, 2014.

ISSN (print): 0163-6804
ISSN (online): 0163-6804

Journal Impact Factor: 4,007 (in 2014)

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We present a real-world testbed for research
and development in vehicular networking that
has been deployed successfully in the seaport of
Leix˜oes in Portugal. The testbed allows cloudbased
code deployment, remote network control
and distributed data collection from moving container
trucks, cranes, tow boats, patrol vessels,
and roadside units, thereby enabling a wide
range of experiments and performance analyses.
After describing the testbed architecture and its
various modes of operation, we give concrete
examples of its use and offer insights on how to
build effective testbeds for wireless networking
with moving vehicles.