Mission Statement

The main goal of our R&D efforts is to design, develop and prototype highly adaptive networks whose capabilities are constrained only by fundamental limits in communications and processing. Such an endavour requires an interdisciplinary effort to develop a new collection of algorithms, protocols and system methodologies that can deliver on the service needed by dynamically extracting and redeploying available resources. We have assembled a group of investigators whose background and expertise spans the range from embedded systems design to network algorithms.

In addition, we are also undertaking to establish, in partnership with our sponsor- Ericsson, a new hybrid network testbed on the UCSD campus. This testbed network, called Always Best Connected (ABC), supports licensed as well as unlicensed band technologies and provide a way to test new solutions in a realistic setting. The air interfaces supported in the testbed includes 802.11, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), CDMA 2000 1XEVDO and Ethernet. The testbed includes solutions for access discovery and access selection, and also supports Authentication, Authorization and Accounting as a service that is not coupled with any particular air interface. Session level mobility across multiple air interfaces as well as novel ways of composing new services with predictable service quality based on available access mechanisms are also implemented on the testbed.

Our institute's vision is simple: Extend the reach of the Internet throughout the physical world by creating highly adaptive communication networks and help this future Internet accelerate advances in environmental science, civil infrastructure, intelligent transportation and telematics, genomic medicine, the new media arts, and educational practices.

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“The goal of this project is the design of an Adaptive System that can sense all available network access systems at any given location, seamlessly select the most cost effective service and then dynamically adapt to the selected service in support of multimedia applications.”

Prof. Ramesh Rao, Director Cal-(IT)2 UCSD Division