2013 Poster Sessions : OpenRadio: Programmable Wireless Infrastructure

Student Name : Manu Bansai
Advisor : Sachin Katti
Research Areas: Information Systems
To effectively support the projected growth rate of wireless infrastructure density, rapidly evolving standards and increasing application diversity, wireless infrastructure must offer flexibility in its service definition after deployment. OpenRadio is a novel design for a programmable wireless infrastructure that provides such flexibility to network operators across the entire wireless network stack. The core component of OpenRadio is a software system that allows designers to declaratively specify new protocols and their optimizations that span the PHY and MAC layers while abstracting the underlying hardware. Designed on principled refactoring of the processing and decision planes, it is able to simultaneously meet the high computational load of modern broadband wireless standards (WiFi, LTE etc.), reliably satisfy tight processing latency deadlines and keep the programming interface simple while hiding low-level details of the system, all using commodity DSP chips.

Manu Bansal is a third-year Ph.D. Candidate at the department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His research interests lie in wireless network systems and protocols. He got a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2008 and an M.S. from University of California Los Angeles in 2010, both in Computer Science. At IIT Kanpur, he contributed to building a bridge monitoring application using TinyOS-based embedded networked sensing motes from TI. At UCLA, he researched mobility models for vehicular networks. With the Stanford Networked Systems Group (SNSG), he works on the OpenRadio project that brings together expertise in software design, operating systems, algorithms, computer architecture, compilers, wireless networks and signal processing.