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<p>
    <em>PhantomNet</em> is a mobility testbed, providing researchers with
        a set of hardware and software resources that they can use to
        develop, debug, and evaluate their mobility designs.
        Resources available in <em>PhantomNet</em> include EPC/EPS software 
        (OpenEPC), hardware access points (ip.access enodeb), PC nodes with
        mobile radios (HUAWEI cellular modems), and a large set of commodity
        bare metal nodes, virtual nodes and other resouces inherited from 
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        the main Emulab site. 
    In addition to raw resources, <em>PhantomNet</em> provides configuration 
        directives and scripts to assist researchers in setting up their 
        mobility experiments.
    Users specify their experiment via Emulab NS file templates augmented with 
        PhantomNet-specific functionality.
    In complement to these template NS files, 
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        PhantomNet does the work of configuring the EPC software components 
        to operate within the underlying <em>Emulab</em> environment.
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<p>
    The following factors drive the development of the PhantomNet testbed:
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    <li>Exploration of traditional (EPC/3GPP) mobility platforms and variations therein</li>
    <li>A toolkit for expressing mobility experiments / setups.</li>
    <li>Access to and configuration assistance for real wireless hardware and mobile user equipment.</li>
    <li>Flexibility to go "under the hood" and modify/augment traditional mobility componts, or replace them altogether.</li>
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<p>
    Some helpful links:<br>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="http://wiki.phantomnet.org">PhantomNet Wiki</a></li>
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      <li><a href="http://wiki.phantomnet.org/wiki/phantomnet/openepc/openepc-tutorial">OpenEPC Tutorial</a> (registration/approval required)</li>
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    </ul>
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    The PhantomNet facility is built on top of
        <a href="http://www.emulab.net">Emulab</a> and is run by the
        <a href="http://www.flux.utah.edu">Flux Group</a>, part of the
        <a href="http://www.cs.utah.edu">School of Computing</a> at the
        <a href="http://www.utah.edu">University of Utah</a>.
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