Hybrid SDN Control in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Abstract Software defined networking (SDN) can be beneficial in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) to increase flexibility, provide programmability and simplify management. The high dynamics in mobile networks, however, raise new reliability challenges to the conventional centralized control plane of SDN. To address this issue, this paper proposes a hybrid architecture that splits the routing decision logic between centralized and distributed control planes. Experiments on a testbed built from commercial mobile devices with integrated SDN functionality highlight the feasibility and benefits of the proposed architecture.
  • Konstantinos Poularakis (Yale)
  • Qiaofeng Qin (Yale)
  • Kelvin Marcus (ARL)
  • Kevin Chan (ARL)
  • Kin Leung (Imperial)
  • Leandros Tassiulas (Yale)
Date Sep-2019
Venue Annual Fall Meeting of the DAIS ITA, 2019