As part of a broader organisational restructure, data networking research at Swinburne University of Technology has moved from the Centre for Advanced Internet Architecture (CAIA) to the Internet For Things (I4T) Research Lab.

Although CAIA no longer exists, this website reflects CAIA's activities and outputs between March 2002 and February 2017, and is being maintained as a service to the broader data networking research community.

BART (Broadband Access Research Testbed)

How do I use the BART Testbed

Utilisation of BART

In order to use the BART testbed you should first contact Jason But to enquire about the availability of resources. BART resources (particular modems, switch ports, etc.) are allocated to individual users of the testbed. Access to BART by researchers from outside CAIA is possible when part of an established research project involving one or more CAIA research staff.

Other BART Users

Upon enquiry you will be allocated the required resources within the testbed for your own use. Your contact details will be supplied to other current BART users while you will receive the contact details of other BART users. If your research proposal entails use of the DOCSIS infrastructure, it will be necessary to timetable your experiments with other users of the DOCSIS infrastructure so that your results are not tainted with shared traffic. If your research proposal entails high bandwidth utilisation on the ADSL infrastructure, it may be prudent to contact other BART users to ensure that your traffic is the only traffic being run at the time.

Testbed Configuration

After resource allocation, you will be provided with instructions on how to configure the testbed to your particular requirements. You will be expected to perform your own configuration and to run your own experiments, however help will be provided if you are unsure about system configuration.

Last Updated: Friday 16-Mar-2007 20:17:35 AEDT | Maintained by: Jason But ( | Authorised by: Grenville Armitage (