Projects

Traffic Offloading to Dynamic Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Portuguese Title: EScoamento de Tráfego em Redes Ad Hoc DinâmicAS (ESTRADAS)
Funding: Edital Universal MCTI/CNPq Nº 14/2013
Status: Finished

Summary: This research project aims at investigating solutions for efficient mobile data offloading to wireless ad hoc networks formed by handheld devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) owned by customers of a cellular operator. Specifically, this projects targets:

  • Incentive schemes for mobile data traffic offloading to wireless ad hoc networks

  • Design of an energy-efficient routing protocol for mobile data offloading suitable for current handheld technology

  • New medium-access control (MAC) protocols for efficient mobile data offloading

Project Outcomes

M.Sc. Dissertations

  1. Lucas S. de Brito, Performance of the Tightness Strategy in Recursive Auctions for Device-to-Device Data Offloading, April, 2016.

  2. F. Firyaguna and M. M. Carvalho, Performance of Polling Disciplines for the Receiver-Initiated Binary Exponential Backoff MAC Protocol, December, 2014.

  3. Larissa Marinho Eglem de Oliveira OCA-MAC: Medium Access Control Protocol with Opportunistic Channel Aggregation, August 2013.

Publications

  1. F. Firyaguna and M. M. Carvalho, Performance of Polling Disciplines for the Receiver-Initiated Binary Exponential Backoff MAC Protocol, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 31, p. 1-19, 2015.

  2. F. Firyaguna and M. M. Carvalho, RIMAP: Receiver-Initiated MAC Protocol with Adaptive Polling Discipline, The Twelfth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Brussels, Belgium, 2015.

  3. E. Dias, E. Vargas, M. C. Q. Farias and M. M. Carvalho, Feasibility of Video Streaming Offloading via Connection Sharing from LTE to WiFi Ad Hoc Networks, International Workshop on Telecommunications (IWT), Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Brazil, 2015.

  4. Gabriel B. T. Kalejaiye, João A. S. R. Rondina, Leonardo V. V. L. Albuquerque, Taís L. Pereira, Luiz F. O. Campos, Raphael A. S. Melo, Daniel S. Mascarenhas, Marcelo M. Carvalho, Mobile Offloading in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: The Tightness Strategy, ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, vol. 44., no.3, p. 97-102, 2014.

  5. Gabriel B. T. Kalejaiye, João A. S. R. Rondina, Leonardo V. V. L. Albuquerque, Taís L. Pereira, Luiz F. O. Campos, Raphael A. S. Melo, Daniel S. Mascarenhas, Marcelo M. Carvalho, Mobile Offloading in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Proc. of the 3rd Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Interoperability and Cooperation (MANIAC) Challenge, Berlin, Germany, 2013.

Undergraduate Senior Projects

  1. Marina Maia Herejk, Impact of Mobility on D2D Data Offloading via Recursive Auctions and the Tightness Strategy, July, 2016.

  2. Éverton Augusto de Lima Andrade, Performance of Traffic Offloading over Android-based Ad Hoc Networks , 2015.

  3. Eduardo Vergne Dias and Eduardo Rafael Alves Vargas Performance of Ad Hoc Networks for Digital Video Traffic Offloading, 2014.

  4. Camila Lumy Nakano and Thayane Rodrigues Viana Performance of Ad Hoc Networks for Cellular Traffic Offloading, 2014

  5. Evandro da Costa Oliveira Júnior Dynamic Address Assignment in Android-Based Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, 2014

  6. Hélder Paz Machado and Raphael Augusto Souza de Melo Energy-Efficient AODV Routing Protocol for Android Platforms, 2014.

International Workshop

  1. IEEE Workshop on CellulAR Traffic Offloading to Opportunistic Networks (CARTOON), co-located with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS) 2014.

Award

  • Strategy Award at MANIAC Challenge 2013 for work on Mobile Offloading in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Code

FORGE-Based Local Area Networks (FORGELAN)

This is an undergraduate course based on the Forging Education through FIRE (FORGE) project, funded by European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Future Wireless Telecommunications and Networks Group

Funding: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) – Research Brazil Ireland (RBI)

Summary: The working group will develop enablers for flexible, adaptive resource management techniques that will make future wireless networks more responsive to ever-changing service demands. The group brings together a diverse range of expertise, from RF design to spectrum management to service and application, which is critical for the design of the next generation of wireless networks, a key problem being investigated by industry in Europe and Brasil, and being prioritized in Horizon 2020. The current participants represent some of the leading telecommunications research groups in the two countries as well as CPqD, which focuses on research and development of leading-edge technology for commercial deployment, often through licensing and spin-outs.

Team

  • Prof. Luiz A. DaSilva (Virginia Tech & Trinity College Dublin) (P.I.)

  • Dr. Brendan Jennings, Waterford Institute of Technology

  • Prof. Linda Doyle, Trinity College Dublin

  • Dr. Nicola Marchetti, Trinity College Dublin

  • Prof. Michele Nogueira, Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

  • Prof. José Rezende, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

  • Prof. Marcelo M. Carvalho, Universidade de Brasília (UnB)

  • Dr. Fabrício Lira Figueiredo (CPqD)

News

  • Visit of Prof. Luiz A. DaSilva and Mr. Francisco Paisana (Trinity College Dublin) on June 29–30, 2015. They taught a mini-course on Reconfigurable Radios!