AIRSHARK AN RF INTERFERENCE DE-BUGGING TOOL from Mobilize 2012

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AIRSHARK AN RF INTERFERENCE DE-BUGGING TOOL from Mobilize 2012

  1. 1. AIRSHARK: AN RF INTERFERENCE DE-BUGGING TOOL Suman Banerjee Professor University of Wisconsin MadisonWednesday, November 7, 12
  2. 2. Airshark: An  RF  interference   debugging  tool Team: Suman  Banerjee Ashish  Patro Contact:  suman@cs.wisc.eduWednesday, November 7, 12
  3. 3. Many  wireless  devices   Analog  Cordless  Phone   Camera   ZigBee    Device              Microwave  Ovens   Video             Bluetooth  ACL/SCO Game  controllers   FHSS  Cordless  Phone   Wireless   (Wii,  PS3) headphonesWednesday, November 7, 12
  4. 4. Understanding  RF  interference   These  devices  interfere  with  WiFi  systems   and  someSmes  impose  serious  performance  penalSesWednesday, November 7, 12
  5. 5. Today’s  tools  for  RF   • Based  on  custom   hardware –Custom  RF  analyzers • Add-­‐ons  for  regular   laptops –CumbersomeWednesday, November 7, 12
  6. 6. Airshark: WiFi-­‐based  RF  interference   •  Built  on  top  of  WiFi  drivers •  Purely  soWware  based     -­‐  No  custom  hardware   needed Enables  a  WiFi  device  to: –Detect  non-­‐WiFi  interferersWednesday, November 7, 12
  7. 7. Airshark:  A  common  man’s  RF   Any  WiFi  device  with  Airshark  can   turn  into  a  RF  analyzer   –Laptops,  tablets,  iPods,  Access  PointsWednesday, November 7, 12
  8. 8. SoWware  tool  ready  for  beta   For  mobile  devices:  As  a  standalone   tool     Integrated  into  web  browser Real-­‐Sme  spectrum   DetecSng  non-­‐WiFi   waterfall devicesWednesday, November 7, 12
  9. 9. SoWware  tool  ready  for   For  enterprise  AP  vendors:  As  an  SDK  library  for   integraSon   IniSal  integraSon  and   demo  is  ongoing  with   one  vendorWednesday, November 7, 12
  10. 10. SoWware  tool  ready  for   For  enterprise  AP  vendors:  As  an  SDK  library  for   integraSon   IniSal  integraSon  and   demo  is  ongoing  with   one  vendorWednesday, November 7, 12
  11. 11. Market  opportunity • Market  size  for  wireless  (enterprise)  network   management  is  >  $1  billion • ConSnues  to  grow  especially  due  to  BYOD   policies  of  enterprise –Also  true  outside  the  enterprise,  i.e.,  in  homes • Airshark  has  unique  IP  that  enables  us  to   enter  this  marketWednesday, November 7, 12
  12. 12. Beginning  to  get  some  Wednesday, November 7, 12
  13. 13. Airshark: A  WiFi-­‐based  RF   interference  debugging   Contact  us  at: suman@cs.wisc.edu sbanerjee@gmail.comWednesday, November 7, 12
  14. 14. Wednesday, November 7, 12

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