A heterogeneous software defined networking architecture for the tactical edge

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Abstract

The demand for real-time data in a modern battlefield is increasing exponentially. As a result, current military network paradigms and architectures are struggling to cope with increasing capacity demands at the tactical edge. Unfortunately, rescaling existing network architectures will not be a permanent solution to the problem. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a 3-tiered Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture consisting of heterogeneous Dense Networks (DenseNets), which is a highly condensed deployment of relatively small, lowpowered femtocells, at the tactical edge. The proposed 3-tiered SDN architecture abstracts the Land Tactical Network (LTN) as the Physical Layer, the Battlefield Tactical Network (BTN) as the Control Layer, and the Joint Task Force Headquarters (JTFHQ) as the Management Layer. The simulation and results confirm the architecture's capability for providing interoperability between heterogeneous communications equipment and supporting high capacity demands within limited and unreliable networking infrastructure in battlefield environments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MilCIS 2016 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509019755
ISBN (Print)9781509019762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2016
EventConference on Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIS) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Publication series

Name2016 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MilCIS 2016 - Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceConference on Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIS)
Abbreviated titleMilCIS
Period1/01/11 → …

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    ELGENDI, I., MUNASINGHE, K., & MCGRATH, B. (2016). A heterogeneous software defined networking architecture for the tactical edge. In 2016 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MilCIS 2016 - Proceedings (pp. 1-7). [7797342] (2016 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference, MilCIS 2016 - Proceedings). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/MilCIS.2016.7797342