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WiMAX (802.16) is an advancement of the WiFi (802.11) standard of wireless communication. It supports long range connectivity (of up to 30 miles) and faster data transfer speeds. However, WiMAX is not a consumer technology standard, and as such, WiMAX equipment is not generally available for scientific experimentation.


In order to perform research on WiMAX networking, it is first necessary to modify the equipment to allow for user-defined values to be submitted as network configuration profiles: also known as programming. The thrust of my research involves deciding which features of WiMAX are germane to experimenters and can be deemed mutable, and which parameters are core to the functionality of the equipment and must be left constant.


Currently, my research utilizes the Domain-Specific Language of the ORBIT Management Framework which encapsulates experiment description, execution, and data collection. Through experimentation, I hope to discover which parameters can be considered germane, and which can be safely restricted.

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