The objective of this work is to develop user mobility management algorithms in software defined Wi-Fi networks to increase the reliability of communication for the Wi-Fi users. The algorithms would run as network applications on the 5GEmpower controller that would control the Access Points (APs).
Depending on the wireless environment, APs capacity to meet new users requirements and APs internal state, dynamic user mobility management and handover algorithms are required to meet user requirements in the network. Since user mobility changes wireless environment, algorithms for user handovers from one AP to other AP by considering multiple factors like packet loss and transmission queues etc would be developed in this project.
The student will use both a state of the art Linux-programmable Wi-Fi access point and some Linux end devices. They will:
a) create user and network statistics collection mechanisms to estimate APs capacities and user requirements and
b) develop monitoring and feedback mechanism to collect packet loss, RSSI and transmission queues statistics etc for handover decisions
c) develop user mobility management application to handle handovers from one AP to other AP based on statistical feedback.
The student will work on actual hardware in the lab: they will make use of the very versatile 5GEmpower platform to build a truly programmable Wi-Fi Access Point.
20% Theory, 60% Implementation, 20%Writing
Kamran Zia (email@example.com)