Handheld Router: Aggregating WWAN bandwidths of multi-homed mobile hosts

 

Project description

Multihomed, mobile wireless computing and communication devices can spontaneously form communities to logically combine and share the bandwidth of each other’s wide-area communication links using inverse multiplexing. But, membership in such a community can be highly dynamic, as devices and their associated WWAN links randomly join and leave the community. We identify the issues and trade-offs faced in designing a decentralized inverse multiplexing system in this challenging setting and determine precisely how heterogeneous WWAN links should be characterized and when they should be added to, or deleted from, the shared pool. We then propose methods of choosing the appropriate channels on which to assign newly arriving application flows. Using video traffic as a motivating example, we demonstrate how significant performance gains can be realized by adapting allocation of the shared WWAN channels to specific application requirements. Our simulation and experimentation results show that collaborative bandwidth aggregation systems are, indeed, a practical and compelling means of achieving high-speed Internet access for groups of wireless computing devices beyond the reach of public or private access points.

 

People

Faculty

  • Kang G. Shin

 

Researcher

  • Puneet Sharma, Ph.D at HP Labs
  • Sung-Ju Lee, Ph.D at HP Labs
  • Jack Brassil, Ph.D at HP Labs

 

Student

  • Kyu-Han Kim

 

Publications

  • Puneet Sharma, Sung-Ju Lee, Jack Brassil, and Kang G. Shin. Aggregating bandwidth for multihomed mobile collaborative communities. Proceedings of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. , pp. 280-297, , 2007. PDF PDF.
  • Puneet Sharma, Jack Brassil, Sung-Ju Lee and Kang G. Shin. Distributed channel monitoring for wireless bandwidth aggregation. Proceedings of IFIP-TC6 Networking Conference 2004, 51 Athens, Greece. , May, 2004. PDF PDF.
  • Puneet Sharma, Sung-Ju Lee, Jack Brassil, and Kang G. Shin. Handheld Router: Intelligent Bandwidth Aggregation for Mobile Collaborative Communities . Proceedings of IEEE BROADNETS 2004. San Jose, CA, October, 2004.
  • Puneet Sharma, Sung-Ju Lee, Jack Brassil, and Kang G. Shin. Handheld Router: Intelligent Bandwidth Aggregation for Mobile Collaborative Communities . HP Laboratories, Technical Report HPL-2003. 2003. PDF PDF.

 

Related (sister) Projects

  • Improving TCP performance with multi-homed mobile hosts