Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed Syracuse University Virginia Tech School of Information Studies School of Engineering PI: Lee W McKnight Co PIs: Tamal Bose, Bruce Kingma, Craig Watters, Peter Wong .
Syracuse University Virginia Tech
School of Information Studies School of Engineering
PI: Lee W McKnight Co PIs: Tamal Bose, Bruce Kingma, Craig Watters, Peter Wong
NSF Award # 0917973 & #0227879 2 Year Award Start Date: 01 July 2009
Brief Project Overview:
The Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed (WiGiT) refines transformative technologies for edgeware or personal cyberinfrastructure to bridge wireless network middleware and grid application layers and accelerate adoption of new products and services.
WiGiT research and experiments serve industry needs for intra-system, or crossover work on grid or cloud computing on one platform and wireless Internet on another, contributing to open standards and application programming interfaces.
For more information see http://wglab.syr.edu
Key Attributes of our Innovation Ecosystem:
WIRELESS GRID INNOVATION TESTBED
Questioning & Curiosity:
The Wireless Grid Innovation Testbed (WiGiT) collaborative learning by university and high school students.
WiGiT open specifications for wireless and wired environments. Edgeware, a new class of applications, uses content and device resources - phones, pc's, cameras, printers, screens, etc. - connected by a wireless grid.
WiGiT encourages trusting experimental resources of others; such as Virginia Tech’s CORNET Cognitive Radio Network Testbed.
WiGiT webconference/meetings of faculty, students, firms, & governmental organizations on a bimonthly basis.
The WiGiT testbed collaborative learning activities extend from New York to Virginia to Portugal.
Syracuse University & Virginia Tech lead the partnership’s inclusive Virtual Organization.
WiGiT will spur growth of new companies and transformative wireless grid applications.
‘Edgeware’ for wireless grid applications and cognitive radios are unique as is WiGiT’s scalable Virtual Organization.
WiGiT personal cyberinfrastructure is for people-to-people, people-to-resources, and people-to-facilities interactions.
WiGiT Open Specifications will link open applications programming interfaces for cognitive radios to wireless grids edgeware.
Use cases for collaborative learning, gaming, defense, emergency response, neighborhood notification and urban farms/greenhouses.
WiGiT requires open innovation and is open to new partners; WiGiT specifications are open; open source software is testbed base.
Collaboration Across Fields:
WiGiT includes engineering, information, management, architecture, physics & environmental science students and faculty.
Implementation of the technical concept on a distributed testbed.
Acceptance of WiGiT open specifications.
Placing Partners in “New Environments” & “Playgrounds”:
WiGiT is a new virtual environment for playing with ideas, experiments and applications including games across campuses and companies.
Leading/Inspiring or Surprising or Unexpected Results
The flux of companies, universities and government agencies collaborating in our Virtual Organization is even greater than we imagined.
National Science Foundation Partnerships For Innovation
Grantee’s Meeting April 25-27, 2010 Arlington, VA