WiME - An SDR-based Experimentation and Measurement Framework for Wireless Networks

Institutions

  • Distributed Embedded Systems, Paderborn University
  • Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy

Team

Funding

  • internal CCS project

Project Time

  • 10/2011-03/2017

Description

Robust and reliable wireless communication is one of the most important requirements in many application domains. This includes industrial networks, health care applications, as well as Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks where safety applications are seen as a main driver for their introduction. However, due to highly dynamic network structures and rapidly varying channels these networks are particularly challenging from a communications perspective.

In a first step, we investigated possibilities to detect and to mitigate wireless interferers. In order to gain deeper insights into the channel dynamics and the impact of different receive algorithms we create a framework for measuring and experimentation with IEEE 802.11[a/g/p] but also for IEEE 802.15.4 networks. The framework is SDR-based and can be used for simulations as well as over-the-air measurements. We release all source code under an Open Source license to make it accessible to other researchers and to allow reproduction of the results.

For more information about the software please see our software site.

Selected Publications

  1. Bastian Bloessl and Falko Dressler, "mSync: Physical Layer Frame Synchronization Without Preamble Symbols," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 17 (10), pp. 2321–2333, October 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  2. Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Performance Assessment of IEEE 802.11p with an Open Source SDR-based Prototype," IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), vol. 17 (5), pp. 1162–1175, May 2018. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  3. Bastian Bloessl, Florian Klingler, Fabian Missbrenner and Christoph Sommer, "A Systematic Study on the Impact of Noise and OFDM Interference on IEEE 802.11p," Proceedings of 9th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2017), Turin, Italy, November 2017, pp. 287–290. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  4. Bastian Bloessl, Mario Gerla and Falko Dressler, "IEEE 802.11p in Fast Fading Scenarios: From Traces to Comparative Studies of Receive Algorithms," Proceedings of 22nd ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2016), 1st ACM International Workshop on Smart, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicular Systems and Services (CarSys 2016), New York City, NY, October 2016. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  5. Bastian Bloessl and Falko Dressler, "mSync in Action," Proceedings of 21st ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2015), 7th Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students Workshop (S3 2015), Demo Session, Paris, France, September 2015, pp. 24–24. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  6. Bastian Bloessl and Falko Dressler, "mSync - Frames without Preambles," Proceedings of 21st ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2015), 4th ACM Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF 2015), Poster Session, Paris, France, September 2015, pp. 11–11. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  7. Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Power Matters: Automatic Gain Control for a Software Defined Radio IEEE 802.11a/g/p Receiver," Proceedings of 34th IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2015), Demo Session, Hong Kong, China, April 2015, pp. 25–26. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  8. Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Sommer, Falko Dressler and David Eckhoff, "The Scrambler Attack: A Robust Physical Layer Attack on Location Privacy in Vehicular Networks," Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC 2015), CNC Workshop, Anaheim, CA, February 2015, pp. 395–400. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  9. Bastian Bloessl, Andre Puschmann, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Timings Matter: Standard Compliant IEEE 802.11 Channel Access for a Fully Software-based SDR Architecture," Proceedings of 20th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2014), 9th ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and Characterization (WiNTECH 2014), Maui, HI, September 2014, pp. 57–63. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  10. Bastian Bloessl, Andre Puschmann, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Timings Matter: Standard Compliant IEEE 802.11 Channel Access for a Fully Software-based SDR Architecture," ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, vol. 18 (3), pp. 81–90, July 2014. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  11. Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Towards an Open Source IEEE 802.11p Stack: A Full SDR-based Transceiver in GNURadio," Proceedings of 5th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2013), Boston, MA, December 2013, pp. 143–149. Best Paper Award [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  12. Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "Decoding IEEE 802.11a/g/p OFDM in Software using GNU Radio," Proceedings of 19th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2013), Demo Session, Miami, FL, October 2013, pp. 159–161. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  13. Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "A GNURadio Based Receiver Toolkit for IEEE 802.11a/g/p," Proceedings of 19th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2013), 5th Wireless of the Students, by the Students, for the Students Workshop (S3 2013), Demo Session, Miami, FL, October 2013. Best Demo/Poster Award [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  14. Bastian Bloessl, Christoph Leitner, Falko Dressler and Christoph Sommer, "A GNU Radio-based IEEE 802.15.4 Testbed," Proceedings of 12. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Drahtlose Sensornetze (FGSN 2013), Cottbus, Germany, September 2013, pp. 37–40. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  15. Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "An IEEE 802.11a/g/p OFDM Receiver for GNU Radio," Proceedings of ACM SIGCOMM 2013, 2nd ACM Software Radio Implementation Forum (SRIF 2013), Hong Kong, China, August 2013, pp. 9–16. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  16. Bastian Bloessl, Michele Segata, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "An IEEE 802.11a/g/p OFDM Receiver for GNU Radio," Institute of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Technical Report, CCS-2013-02, March 2013. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  17. Bastian Bloessl, Stefan Joerer, Fabian Mauroner and Falko Dressler, "Low-Cost Interferer Detection and Classification using TelosB Sensor Motes," ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, vol. 16 (4), pp. 34–37, October 2012. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  18. Bastian Bloessl, Stefan Joerer and Falko Dressler, "Interferer Detection and Classification using Low-Cost Sensor Motes," Proceedings of 11. GI/ITG KuVS Fachgespräch Drahtlose Sensornetze (FGSN 2012), Darmstadt, Germany, September 2012. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  19. Bastian Bloessl, Stefan Joerer, Fabian Mauroner and Falko Dressler, "Low-Cost Interferer Detection and Classification using TelosB Sensor Motes," Proceedings of 18th ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2012), Poster Session, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2012, pp. 403–405. [DOI, BibTeX, PDF and Details...]
  20. Bastian Bloessl, Stefan Joerer, Noorsalwati Nordin, Christoph Sommer and Falko Dressler, "SaFIC: A Spectrum Analysis Framework for Interferer Classification in the 2.4 GHz Band," Proceedings of 31st IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM 2012), Demo Session, Orlando, FL, March 2012. [BibTeX, PDF and Details...]