The laboratory is involved in the study of architecture, protocol, algorithm for mechanism for Quality of Service support over fixed and mobile networks. Extensive and in depth theoretical analysis is carried out that is strengthen with simulations and pilot implementations. Aim of the laboratory is the evaluation of the network performance, with emphasis on promoting improved and new network architectures and protocols.
The laboratory work is carried out in the framework of several research projects that are funded from the IST framework of the European Committee, national agencies like the Research Promotion Foundation, or initiated own projects.
The research of the laboratory is enhanced with the usage of new equipment and software form OPNET, Cisco and Microsoft.
The Networks Research Lab (NetRL) consists of 3 Laboratories
Wireline and Wireless, Mobile Networks Lab,
Self-Organising Networks Lab,
Networks Research Lab (also used for teaching)
Prospective students please get in touch with the Labs personnel.
The Networks Research Lab in its quest for state of the art research and development begun to build a small VoIP pilot to examine signaling and Quality of Service issues. The pilot started six months ago after a study on VoIP signaling and especially Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). In its quest the lab team selected to examine several Open Source SIP Proxy servers and select one to be used for the pilot. This let to the selection of Asterisk Open Source PBX.