Bay Area Research Wireless Access Network (BARWAN)

Technical Approach Overview

IP and TCP/UDP provide the basic network and transport layers upon which overlay and wireline networks will be integrated. Nevertheless, new interfaces are needed that reveal more about the underlying performance capabilities of the networks to applications. Effective management of overlay networks requires protocol extensions that reach down to the network layer. To build the extendable and scalable mobile information systems we envision, able to deliver high quality connectivity to mobile applications over the wide-area, we are addressing the following challenges:

Randy H. Katz, ed.,; Last edited: 21 APR 95