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Wireless Network at Princeton University

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  • 1. Wireless at Princeton Eugene Baah ‘02 and Cameron Carr ‘03
  • 2. What Is Wireless?
    • Wireless is communication by radio, which affords mobility, portability and ease of connectivity.
    • Cellular telephony is comprised of four main components:
      • Cells – the service area covered by a base station
      • Base stations – located at the center of a cell and communicates with wireless devices (i.e. Palms, “smartphones”)
      • Wireless links – connects mobile phones with base stations
      • Mobile switching centers – transfers signals from base stations via high-speed lines and sends them over traditional wired-line networks.
  • 3. Why Should We Care Now?
    • Telecommunications is a trillion dollar business.
    • Wireless has recently overtaken wired-lines.
    • There are currently over 1 billion cellular subscribers.
    • There has been enormous growth in the number and variety of wireless services.
    • 3G services will allow people to access the internet without expensive PCs.
  • 4. The Princeton Solution
    • We recommend that Princeton use a combined model, which combines the educational and research environment of MIT’s Media Labs with the the complete integration of wireless into the college community at American University.
    • Princeton should build their own wireless network, with special emphasis in two areas:
      • This network should facilitate the integration of 3G technology to enhance learning and interaction within the community.
      • Princeton should initiate a program allowing students, faculty, and industry leaders to research, create, and develop new technologies in wireless.
  • 5. Who Will Benefit?
    • Three main areas stand to benefit from this program:
      • The general student body, faculty, and staff.
      • Students and faculty in Engineering.
      • Service providers and technology companies (SPTCs).
  • 6. The Student Body, Faculty and Staff
    • All students and faculty will have the latest wireless devices/phones.
      • These phones will replace the current wired-lines and student ID cards.
      • Students and faculty will use phones to pay for dining and to gain entrance into buildings.
      • All phones will have GPS to locate buildings, other students, and stores in the area.
    • All phones will have standard high-speed wireless internet browsing capabilities, as used frequently with desktops.
  • 7. Students and Faculty in Engineering
    • This group will oversee the technical aspects of the wireless network.
    • Undergraduates will gain additional hands-on technical experience.
    • Students will gain the opportunity to create and design new technology in a structured setting.
    • A team consisting of faculty, students, and industry leaders will be assigned to each project.
    • Patents, licensing, and research publications will be developed and distributed through this program.
  • 8. Public Safety
    • A panic button will allow people to be located using GPS.
      • It can also allow public safety to monitor large gatherings as a prevention technique.
    • Students’ information (medical records, personal information) are stored on their phones and can be easily accessed by proctors using Bluetooth.
    • Proctors can even verify students’ identity and other personal information on the go.
  • 9. Wireless at Princeton
    • Adopting this program will enhance the interaction and development of all members in the community.
      • Research programs will promote opportunities in new and exciting areas, and will give students hands-on practical experience.
      • The 3G network will allow students to utilize technology in order to facilitate their social and intellectual development.
      • This program will attract the best and the brightest people in the field, and will facilitate Princeton’s goals to mold and develop leaders of the future.
  • 10. Here are some of the technologies used on 3G networks that students will utilize.