The Advanced Networking
Laboratory (ANL) at NJIT engages in research to improve the
performance, dependability, and trustworthiness of
Our current and recent research projects focus on:
SoarNet (free Space Optics as bAckhaul and energizeR for drone-assisted NETworking)
aims to simultaneously and rapidly transmit data and energy from
an access node to a Drone-mounted Base Station.
FreeNet: Cognitive Wireless Networking Powered by Green
Energy, figuratively synonymous to “Free Network”, aims
to the lliberate wireless access networks from spectral and
GATE (Greening At
The Edges) to
transform the access portion of communications infrastructure
into an energy efficient version, i.e., an environmentally
Renewable Energy Powered Wireless Networks
to facilitate optimal power supplies and energy
sharing in the renewable power supply networks while maximizing
the network coverage and capacity.
Improving bandwidth efficiency and fairness in cloud
computing to provision more tenants efficiently and
All-optical networks to increase the information-carrying capacity and the
utilization of network assets via the re-arrangability of
support networked applications requiring different qualities of
Link state updating
to expedite the exchange of network state information.
Active queue management to control congestion and to reduce the occurrence of overflows
of packet buffers associated with network routers.
Traffic modeling and
improve the ability to engineer and operate networks with
predictable qualities of service.
Broadband access to provide end users at network edges with sufficient bandwidth
Network coding to improve network performance by mixing/coding information
received from multiple links at intermediate network nodes.
Network security to maintain the integrity of the Internet and other emerging
as electronic voting (e-voting) systems.
of the Advanced Networking Laboratory are to identify, model,
simulate, and demonstrate next-generation networking technologies,
and to add to the knowledge base for next generation networks; to
train tomorrow's network engineering innovators; and to foster
industrial collaboration and international partnerships. ANL
innovations are disseminated via patent disclosures, journal
publications, conference presentations, and presentations to funding
sponsors and prospective users.
example, ANL, in collaboration with NEC America, has made advances
in Passive Optical Networks. The National Science Foundation (NSF)
has supported investigations into finding a new way to provide
services to a growing set of traffic classes in next generation
networks. ANL has led an international collaboration between Japan
and the U.S. to identify and to develop advanced security
technologies for the next generation of ubiquitous networks, under
the Strategic International Cooperative Program between the Japan’s
Science and Technology Agency and NSF. ANL is also conducting two
NSF projects: GATE (Greening At The Edges) to transform the access
portion of communications infrastructure into an energy efficient
version; REPWiNet (Renewable Energy Powered Wireless Networks) to
efficiently power future wireless networks by renewable energy.
laboratory is equipped with a variety of computers, including SUN
servers, SUN blades, and PCs. Associated with ANL is the Teaching,
Training and Testing Networking Laboratory (T3Net) which
has been established for instructional and training purposes; T3Net
is equipped with a number of CISCO routers and SUN machines.
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