Current Research Areas

The UNH-IOL is committed to keeping pace with the evolution of communications technology. The lab is constantly in collaboration with the industry to develop test methodologies and to validate new equipment and protocols. We can publicly disclose that we are currently working with the following technologies and industry forums with the intent of providing testing services in the near future.

TSNs - Time Sensitive Networks

The UNH-IOL is actively engaged with members of the TSN industry to address requirements from standards groups such as IEEE 802.1, IETF DetNet and organizations such as the AVnu Alliance, OPEN Alliance, and JasPar. TSN technology is of special interest to emerging Deterministic Ethernet networks in Automotive and Industrial sectors, including Industry 4.0, IoT, Automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and numerous other emerging applications. Not familiar with TSN? Refer to the following overview summarizing activities and materials from Michael Johas Teener (IEEE 802.1 TSN Chair), Dr Edward Lee (UC Berkley), and numerous other parties: Time Sensitive Networking Overview

For more information please contact our lead investigator in this area, Bob Noseworthy.

Internet of Things (6LowPan)

The UNH-IOL is developing a testing program for IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks (6LoWPANs). 6LoWPAN is being standardized by the IETF as a mechanism to allow the operation of IPv6 within constrained networks, specifically those based on IEEE 802.15.4. Small frame size, low bandwidth, sleeping nodes, and low power consumption are some of the properties inherent in these networks. This technology is of particular interest in the smart energy and building automation spaces.

For more information please contact our lead investigator in this area, James Swan.

EXS - Extended Asynchronous Sockets Library

EXS is an implementation of the Open Group's ES-API standard. It is open source under the BSD or GPL license.

For more information you can email Dr. Robert Russell, our RDMA research lead, or Patrick MacArthur, the primary developer of UNH EXS. You may also visit our UNH-EXS information and download page.

OCP - Open Compute Project

The UNH-IOL is developing a certification program in conjunction with the Open Compute Project. This certification program will enable end users to buy with confidence from an approved list of OCP Switch, NOS and Module solutions. The intention to launch a pilot program by the end of 2015. The first in a series of many, UNH-IOL hosted the first module plugfest February 24-27, focused on Transceiver module management, host module electrical verification and link functionality. Additional events followed in 2015 event. Join the UNH-IOL Open Networking Testing Service to get involved!

For more information please contact our lead investigator in this area, David Woolf.

ONUG - Open Networking User Group

University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) is one of the official staging/testing partner for ONUG. UNH-IOL will provide staging lab resources, equipment and engineering for any demonstrator wishing to stage a multivendor interoperable Proof of Concept demonstration of an ONUG Working Group Use Case. If you are interested in having a proof of concept staged, please contact Lincoln Lavoie.

Is there something else you might be interested in?

If you believe the UNH-IOL may be of service to you, your company, your industry forum and/or your standards effort, please feel free to contact us.