What's StarBED5
Goals of StarBED5

1.Construction of "CyReal" environment that can seamlessly evaluate the simulator, emulator, and real environment

We are in a world where everything around us is connected to networks, and they have a strong impact on our lives.  The connection between physical phenomena and ICT is becoming closer and more complex, and the environment on which ICT operates is changing. In order to use these technologies safely, the physical phenomena and environment surrounding ICT must also be incorporated into the evaluation environment.

In the StarBED5 project, we will conduct the research and development of the Internet imitation technology, the emulation technology of the wireless environment, and the emulation / simulation cooperation platform that have been developed during the StarBED4 project one step further.  We aim to build a "CyReal" environment that enables seamless and real-time connection of emulation and simulation, as well as parts realized in the real environment. By generalizing the interface to which each part connects, flexible verification is possible by switching the abstraction level of each part between simulation, emulation, and the real environment.

2.Process Innovation in Network R&D

We research, develop and provide "Experimenting, Verification, and Deployment Preparation Infrastructure" + "Knowledge Infrastructure."

Experimenting, Verification, Deployment Preparation Infrastructure
  • Experimenting, Verification, Deployment Preparation Infrastructure
    • Following the process for maturing technology: from theoretical experimenting through to product development and preparations for deployment
  • Knowledge Base = Growing out of and away from "test"-bed
    • Accumulating knowledge: building up both experimenting and verification templates, and datasets
    • Sharing knowledge: standardizing application program interfaces (API) and datasets for collaborations with testbed counterparts
    • Developing knowledge: exhibiting testbeds and real-world oriented application program interfaces (API) and datasets
    • Creating knowledge: strengthening user interfaces with testbeds, applying them to personal/staff training

We are conducting research and development activities to achieve all of these goals, and also establishing operation methods and models.
As the result, we are putting them into practice to improve innovation in the development of processes and of industrial formats to produce network products.

  • Moving from appliance and products component technologies towards supplying complete solutions
  • Highly efficient development (R&D budgets, TTM*)
       *: Abbreviation of "Time to Market"
Process innovation in network R&D through StarBED and JGN development

Process innovation in network R&D through StarBED and JGN development