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Anemone is an open testbed which aims to host third party experiments. This means that a specific service, part of the network or the entire Anemone testbed can be used by anyone to conduct performance analysis, scalability tests or other experiments. A Third party can be, for instance:

  • A public administration;
  • A university;
  • A research laboratory;
  • A private company laboratory;
  • A research consortium;
  • A research project;
  • A software editor
  • A device manufacturer

Some documentation

The consortium formally defined the generic rules to accept a third party experiment in the deliverable D5.1. This document defines the basic rules to access the Anemone testbed in order to perform an experiment.

In december 2007, the Anemone consortium also organized a Promotion Day (in french only). The materials (that can be downloaded here) explain several features of the Anemone testbed, and how to access them.

How to submit a request to conduct an experiment

In order to conduct an experiment on the Anemone testbed, the document D5.1 explains the duty of each party (Anemone consortium and the third party). If you agree with the rules defined within this document, you will have to fill a form online (coming soon), with some facts about your experiment. The Anemone consortium will then accept or reject your proposition within a month.

If you are willing to request the use of Anemone before the forms are available, please contact coordinator at ist dash anemone dot eu.


Past experiments

IMARA: MANEMO experiment

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IMARA / LARA La Route Automatisée

Mobile Adhoc Network (MANET) routing protocol and NEMO basic support protocol are considered key technologies for vehicle networks. Cooperation between MANET and NEMO (MANEMO) brings several benefits especially for route optimization and multihoming. We setup a real-field testbed on the ANEMONE testbed. In our system, a mobile router has 3 egress interfaces, which is 3G and Wifi to connect the Internet, and other Wifi to connect to Optimized link State Routeing (OLSR) network. All of these interfaces are utilized simultaneously for Inter-vehicle communication. The experimentation results show that MANEMO allows to improve the overall network performance in term of bandwidth and delay.

Nautilus6: E-Bike demonstration

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The Nautilus6 project

E-Bike is a generic name used for periodic demonstrations organized by the Nautilus6 Working Group to show new trends and new protocols in a mobile environment.

The purpose of this demonstration is to experiment in a real environment the first implementation of the Flow Bindings scheme. Flow Bindings proposal introduces support of policies in NEMO Basic Support.

IST-WEIRD: IPTV over WiMAX experiments

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The IST-WEIRD project

WEIRD (WiMAX Extension to Isolated Research Data networks) is a 24 month project funded by the European Union Information Society Technologies Sixth Framework Programme. The project includes research and industrial partners from Italy, Portugal, Finland, Romania, and Iceland. The aim of the WEIRD project is to develop a framework, which enables remote and impervious research networks to inter-connect with the multi-gigabit pan-European research network GÉANT2 by using the Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) technology.

In this experiment, the problems and gains introduced by IPv6 implementation were studied between WEIRD and ANEMONE projects. Mobile IPv6 based macro-mobility management was tested over a WiMAX link in the Oulu testbed with the MIPv6 Live-CD, provided by ANEMONE. In addition, AAA issues related to Diameter protocol were also discussed.

CVIS: Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems

CVIS project develops and demonstrates a reference execution platform for co-operative mobility and integration of roadsite units, such as traffic lights, access control systems, parking zones, and cars and trucks. The reference execution platform is based on a car PC running the open standard ‘OSGi’ on a Java run time environment. It provides the first CALM (Communications, Air-interface, Long and Medium range - a standardised set of air interface protocols and parameters for medium and long range, high speed ITS communication) compliant implementation of short-medium range communications (IR, M5(802.11p)).

ANEMONE has provided CVIS IPv6 address space, access networks and mobility infrastructure, which was demonstrated e.g. in the IST Event 2008. More information in the slides (3.4MB).

ICT-Optimix: Optimisation of Multimedia over wireless IP links via X-layer design