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Building SDN Agent for Wireless Local Area Networks

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
DateAccepted/In press - 19 Jan 2019
DatePublished (current) - 19 Apr 2019
Event2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC): Touch through Wireless - Mogador Palace Agdal & Palais De Congres, Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 15 Apr 201919 Apr 2019
https://wcnc2019.ieee-wcnc.org/

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Conference2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period15/04/1919/04/19
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Abstract

Recently, a lot of research is focused on applying Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concepts on wireless networks. However, the current wireless systems are lack of SDN support and remain closed and (mostly) proprietary, which makes it difficult to integrate with SDN systems. The SDN agent is introduced to solve the above issues. An SDN agent is a software element bridging the SDN controller and any legacy wireless network elements (NEs) by providing the abstraction of these elements. The main advantage of this approach is that there is no modification to either the existing SDN elements or the 802.11 protocols, while the SDN controller is enabled to control and manage legacy wireless NEs. In this paper, we present an SDN agent framework for WLANs and describe an implementation of the proposed agent on the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP), an FPGA based open source Software-Defined Radio (SDR) platform. With the support from such an agent, innovative applications and functionalities can be developed for the WLAN access points (APs), such as dynamically slicing AP bandwidth among users and adapting the transmit power in flexible granularity, i.e. at per frame/per flow level.

    Research areas

  • Software-Defined Networking, IEEE 802.11, SDN agent, slicing, transmit power control, Software-Defined Radio, Communications Systems and Networks Group

Event

2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC): Touch through Wireless

Duration15 Apr 201919 Apr 2019
Location of eventMogador Palace Agdal & Palais De Congres
CityMarrakech
CountryMorocco
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Degree of recognitionInternational event

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