5G End-to-End Testbed

Lightweight Authentication and Secure Boot.
Funded by DoT (INR 30 Lakhs)

Dhiman Saha Research Supervisor
Pabitra Pal Project Scientist
Ahaan Dhabolkar Team Lead (Lightweight Authentication)
Harshvardhan Patel Team Lead (Secure Boot)
Sourya Kakarla External Collaborator
Soumen Debnath External Collaborator
Manas Wadhwa Intern
Satanu Maity Developer

About the project:

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has funded a large-scale 5G testbed project to encourage Indian startups and the industry to take an early lead in 5G. The goal of the project is to build a test bed that closely resembles a real-world 5G deployment.The project will deliver an end-to- end 5G testbed comprising of 5G BS and UE nodes that support enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Ultra low latency communication (URLLC) and massive MTC including NB IoT services. This testbed could become a basis for many commercial deployments.

__Who is involved?

Top Indian institutes and startups such as IITK, IITD, IITM, IISc, Sameer, and CEWiT are involved in this project. Many private companies are also a part of this effort.

My team at IIT Bhilai is working with BSTTM, IIT Delhi to handle certain secuirty aspects of the 5G. We are primarily solving the following problems:

  1. Implementation of various cryptographic algorithms for the purpose of use in passive RFID systems
  2. System Security including secure boot