A Cellular Wi-Fi Mesh Network for Broadband Data

Wednesday, December 8th, 2004 at 6:00 PM

TI Auditorium


Speaker: Narasimha Chari

Bio: Narasimha Chari is Founder and Chief Architect of Tropos Networks. Along with Mr. Devabhaktuni, Mr. Chari was responsible for developing Tropos Networks' core intellectual property, including the design and development of the company’s wireless networking and routing protocols. Currently, he focuses on system and product architecture, product planning and advanced development. Prior to founding Tropos, Mr. Chari was a research scientist at Harvard University where he was recognized as a top lecturer and received the White Prize for excellence in teaching. He has performed research, published papers and disclosed patents in a variety of areas of mathematics, physics and wireless networking. Chari holds a BS in Mathematics and Economics from the California Institute of Technology and an AM in Physics from Harvard University. He is a member of the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Standards Association and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Title: A Cellular Wi-Fi Mesh Network for Broadband Data

Abstract: This talk will describe a network architecture that combines the best features of cellular and Wi-Fi technologies with mesh networking protocols to create high capacity, uniform coverage networks for metro-scale applications. The resulting network delivers a high throughput to the end-user along with deployment flexibility, scalability, and the ability to react and respond to failures. We will also present a few real-world examples of Cellular Wi-Fi mesh networks in action.