Interconnection of Geographically Distributed Wireless Mesh Testbeds: Resource Sharing on a Large Scale

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Creating large scale testbeds for evaluating wireless mesh technologies and protocols, and for testing their ability to support real world applications in realistic environments, is a crucial step towards the ultimate success of the WMN paradigm. In this paper, the authors suggest the hierarchical federation of a planetary scale infrastructure, such as PlanetLab, with a number of local OMF-based wireless testbeds as a viable approach towards this goal. Along such direction, they present an architectural model for integrating at the technical level these two kinds of infrastructures and their initial implementation of such a model.