The Advanced Networking Laboratory (ANL) engages in research to improve the performance, dependability and trustworthiness of telecommunications networks. The goals of the ANL 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. For example, ANL works in partnership with NEC America and Huawei to improve passive optical networks. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has supported our investigations into finding a new way to provide services to a growing set of traffic classes in next- generation networks. ANL has led a 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 Japan’s Science and Technology Agency and the NSF. Four other recent NSF projects include: FreeNet: Cognitive Wireless Networking Powered by Green Energy to liberate wireless access networks from spectral and energy constraints; 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; and Fast Autonomic Traffic Congestion Monitoring and Incident Detection through Advanced Networking, Edge Computing, and Video Analytics to provision real-time traffic monitoring.
Next generation networks
Passive optical networks