Flux Research Group / School of Computing

Demo: Open Source RAN Slicing on POWDER - A Top-to-Bottom O-RAN Use Case

David Johnson, Dustin Maas, and Jacobus (Kobus) Van der Merwe

Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys) 2021.

DOI: 10.1145/3458864.3466912

Testbeds, Mobile Networking


This demonstration will showcase our efforts to develop a radio access network (RAN) slicing mechanism that is controllable via management software in an Open RAN framework. To our knowledge, our work represents the first effort that combines an open source Open RAN framework with an open source mobility stack, provides a top-to-bottom RAN application via the RAN intelligent control (RIC) provided by that framework and illustrates its functionality in a realistic wireless environment. Our software is publicly available and we provide a profile in the POWDER platform to enable others to replicate and build on our work.