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CSE Doctoral Student Seminar: Lav Gupta and Maede Zolanvari

May 11
12:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
Lopata Hall, Room 101

"Fault and Performance Management in Multi-cloud Virtual Network Services"

Lav Gupta
Adviser: Raj Jain 

Carriers are moving towards deployment of networks using software based network appliances instantiated on one or more clouds. While such deployments offer a number of benefits, they are not yet able to meet the stringent availability and reliability requirements of carriers' networks. We are working on a fault and performance (FP) framework that obtains information from the virtual network service management platforms and uses a combination machine learning models to detect and localize manifested and impending FP issues.

"Analysis of AeroMACS Data Link for Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles"

Maede Zolanvari
Adviser: Raj Jain

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The tremendous growth in using civilian UAS for applications such as lifesaving and rescue missions, commercial and even hobbyist was significant recently. Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communications System (AeroMACS) is a strong data link candidate to be used for UAVs communications. In this talk, we will discuss the theoretical concepts behind its features and their suitability for UAVs’ applications. Mathematical analyses of AeroMACS physical layer framework is provided to show the theoretical trade-offs. We mainly focus on the analysis of AeroMACS OFDMA structure, which affects the speed limits, coverage cell, channel estimation requirements and inter-carrier interference.