Software-Defined Wireless Mesh Networking: Current Status and Challenges

  • The combination of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) is challenging due to the different natures of both concepts. SDN describes networks with homogeneous, static and centralized controlled topologies. In contrast, a WMN is characterized by a dynamic and distributed network control, and adds new challenges with respect to time-critical operation. However, SDN and WMN are both associated with decreasing the operational costs for communication networks which is especially beneficial for internet provisioning in rural areas. This work surveys the current status for Software-Defined Wireless Mesh Networking. Besides a general overview in the domain of wireless SDN, this work focuses especially on different identified aspects: representing and controlling wireless interfaces, control-plane connection and topology discovery, modulation and coding, routing and load-balancing and client handling. A complete overview of surveyed solutions, open issues and new research directions is provided with regard to each aspect.

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Document Type:Article
Language:English
Parent Title (English):Comput. J (The Computer Journal)
Volume:60
Issue:10
First Page:1520
Last Page:1535
ISSN:0010-4620
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:1044-opus-31810
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/comjnl/bxx066
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Date of first publication:2017/07/13
Embargo Date:2018/07/14
Note:
FUNDING: The Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany [16KIS0332].
Note:
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively. 

Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers  aufgrund  einer  (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
Tag:IEEE 802.11; OpenFlow; WiFi; Wireless backhaul; bootstrapping; routing; software-defined networking; wireless mesh networks
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2017/07/21
Licence (Multiple languages):License LogoIn Copyright (Urheberrechtsschutz)