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

We are 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)

We are 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.

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. You may also visit our UNH-EXS information and download page.

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.