MOMENT Lab @ UCSB


The Mobility Management and Networking (MOMENT) Laboratory at UC Santa Barbara focuses on the development and characterization of wireless and mobility networking technology.  Technologies we have studied in the recent past include wireless LANs, mesh networks, cellular networks, 60 GHz networks, and white spaces spectrum.  Using custom measurement platforms, we often collect large data traces of production networks, and analyze the collected data to understand usage and performance trends.  Based on our analysis, we design new network architectures and protocols to address existing problems and optimize network performance.  In our current work, we are focusing on the design of network solutions suitable for deployment in the developing regions of the world.  Thanks to our partnerships with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Meraka Institute in South Africa and Macha Works in Zambia, and to funding from the National Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we have a number of on-going research projects in South Africa and Macha, Zambia.  These projects include the analysis of existing networks, the deployment of new white space spectrum link prototypes, the development of new network architectures to vastly improve network performance and the user experience in these regions, and the development of a system for tracking vaccinations of infants and children in developing regions.  In addition to these projects, we also have on-going projects studying the operation of 802.11n, and developing utilization guidelines for the protocol.  Please see our project page for more details on our recent work.


We thank our sponsors for their generous support of our research.  Current sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Google.  Past sponsors include Nokia, Intel and DoCoMo.