Columbia University

Keynote at the ACM 5G-MeMU

Prof. Zussman was a Keynote Speaker at the 3rd ACM Workshop on 5G and Beyond Network Measurements, Modeling, and Use Cases (5G-MeMU). The keynote focused on the COSMOS testbed. The abstract is below.

This talk will provide an overview of the COSMOS testbed, that is being deployed as part of the NSF Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, and briefly review various ongoing experiments in the areas of wireless, optical, edge cloud, and smart cities. COSMOS (Cloud-Enhanced Open Software-Defined Mobile-Wireless Testbed for City-Scale Deployment) is being deployed in West Harlem (New York City). It targets the technology “sweet spot” of ultra-high bandwidth and ultra-low latency, a capability that will enable a broad new class of applications including augmented/virtual reality and cloud-based autonomous vehicles. Realization of such high bandwidth/low latency wireless applications involves research not only on radio links, but also on the system as a whole including algorithmic aspects related to spectrum use, networking, and edge computing. We will present an overview of COSMOS’ key enabling technologies, which include mmWave radios, software-defined radios, optical/SDN x-haul network, and edge cloud. We will then discuss the deployment and outreach efforts as well as the international component (COSMOS Interconnecting Continents – COSM-IC). Finally, we will describe various experiments that have been conducted in the testbed, including in the areas of edge cloud, mmWave wireless, full-duplex wireless, smart streetspaces, and optical communications/sensing. The COSMOS testbed design and deployment is joint work with the COSMOS team.