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Evaluating IEEE 802.16 Broadband Wireless as a Communications Infrastructure for Public Safety Activities.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2006, $150,000)

In the proposed research, in partnership with local public safety agencies, the applicant proposes to investigate the use of WiMAX in public safety operations. The research has two primary thrusts. The first is to deploy fixed-base and portable WiMAX testbeds in which 802.16 equipment will be deployed and tested. The second thrust of our research is to continue our performance modeling and analysis of the 802.16 MAC protocol.


The applicant will continue work on a high-speed wireless network system. They will continue working with the Clemson University Police Department. When the system is set up, they will be able to test the functionality of law enforcement applications over the wireless network while on duty.


Date Created: September 13, 2006