publication . Article . Preprint . 2016

UniFlex: Accelerating Networking Research and Experimentation through Software-Defined Wireless Networking

Anatolij Zubow;
  • Published: 08 Nov 2016
Abstract
Classical control and management plane for computer networks is addressing individual parameters of protocol layers within an individual wireless network device. We argue that this is not sufficient in phase of increasing deployment of highly re-configurable systems, as well as heterogeneous wireless systems co-existing in the same radio spectrum which demand harmonized, frequently even coordinated adaptation of multiple parameters in different protocol layers (cross-layer) in multiple network devices (cross-node). We propose UniFlex, a framework enabling unified and flexible radio and network control. It provides an API enabling coordinated cross-layer control ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture
Funded by
EC| WiSHFUL
Project
WiSHFUL
Wireless Software and Hardware platforms for Flexible and Unified radio and network controL
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 645274
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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[2] V. Pejovic and E. M. Belding, “Whiterate: A context-aware approach to wireless rate adaptation,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 921-934, 2014.

[3] S. Kumar, D. Cifuentes, S. Gollakota, and D. Katabi, “Bringing cross-layer MIMO to today's wireless LANs,” in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, vol. 43, no. 4. ACM, 2013, pp. 387-398.

[4] S. Zhang, Y. Shen, M. Herlich, K. Nguyen, Y. Ji, and S. Yamada, “Ryuo: Using high level northbound API for control messages in software defined network,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS), 2015 17th Asia-Pacific, Aug 2015, pp. 115-120.

[5] “Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) as part of Open Compute project.” [Online]. Available: https://github.com/opencomputeproject/OCP-Networking-Project-Community-Contributions

[6] P. Ruckebusch, S. Giannoulis, E. De Poorter, I. Moerman, I. Tinnirello, D. Garlisi, P. Gallo, N. Kaminski, L. DaSilva, P. Gawlowicz et al., “A unified radio control architecture for prototyping adaptive wireless protocols,” in Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016 European Conference on. IEEE, 2016, pp. 58-63.

[7] C. Fortuna, P. Ruckebusch, C. Van Praet, I. Moerman, N. Kaminski, L. DaSilva, I. Tinirello, G. Bianchi, F. Gringoli, A. Zubow et al., “Wireless software and hardware platforms for flexible and unified radio and network control,” in European Conference on Networks and Communications (Eu-CNC), 2015.

[8] iMatix Corporation, “ZMQ - Code Connected,” http://zeromq.org/, January 2014, accessed: 2015-08-04.

[9] B. Bloessl, M. Segata, C. Sommer, and F. Dressler, “Towards an Open Source IEEE 802.11p Stack: A Full SDR-based Transceiver in GNURadio,” in 5th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2013). Boston, MA: IEEE, December 2013, pp. 143-149.

[10] “Mininet.” [Online]. Available: http://mininet.org/

[11] “Mininet-WiFi.” [Online]. Available: https://github.com/intrig-unicamp/mininet-wifi

[12] R. R. Fontes, S. Afzal, S. H. Brito, M. A. Santos, and C. E. Rothenberg, “Mininet-WiFi: Emulating software-defined wireless networks,” in Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2015 11th International Conference on. IEEE, 2015, pp. 384-389.

[16] --, “hMAC: Enabling Hybrid TDMA/CSMA on IEEE 802.11 Hardware,” Telecommunication Networks Group, Technische Universität Berlin, Tech. Rep. TKN-16-004, November 2016.

[17] D. Raychaudhuri, I. Seskar, M. Ott, S. Ganu, K. Ramachandran, H. Kremo, R. Siracusa, H. Liu, and M. Singh, “Overview of the ORBIT radio grid testbed for evaluation of next-generation wireless network protocols,” in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2005, vol. 3. IEEE, 2005, pp. 1664-1669. [OpenAIRE]

[18] I. Aktas¸, O. Punñal, F. Schmidt, T. Drüner, and K. Wehrle, “A framework for remote automation, configuration, and monitoring of real-world experiments,” in Proceedings of the 9th ACM international workshop on Wireless network testbeds, experimental evaluation and characterization. ACM, 2014, pp. 9-16.

23 references, page 1 of 2
Abstract
Classical control and management plane for computer networks is addressing individual parameters of protocol layers within an individual wireless network device. We argue that this is not sufficient in phase of increasing deployment of highly re-configurable systems, as well as heterogeneous wireless systems co-existing in the same radio spectrum which demand harmonized, frequently even coordinated adaptation of multiple parameters in different protocol layers (cross-layer) in multiple network devices (cross-node). We propose UniFlex, a framework enabling unified and flexible radio and network control. It provides an API enabling coordinated cross-layer control ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Computer Science - Networking and Internet Architecture
Funded by
EC| WiSHFUL
Project
WiSHFUL
Wireless Software and Hardware platforms for Flexible and Unified radio and network controL
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 645274
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
23 references, page 1 of 2

[1] J. Mvulla, E.-C. Park, M. Adnan, and J.-H. Son, “Analysis of asymmetric hidden node problem in IEEE 802.11 ax heterogeneous WLANs,” in Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC), 2015 International Conference on. IEEE, 2015, pp. 539-544.

[2] V. Pejovic and E. M. Belding, “Whiterate: A context-aware approach to wireless rate adaptation,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 921-934, 2014.

[3] S. Kumar, D. Cifuentes, S. Gollakota, and D. Katabi, “Bringing cross-layer MIMO to today's wireless LANs,” in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, vol. 43, no. 4. ACM, 2013, pp. 387-398.

[4] S. Zhang, Y. Shen, M. Herlich, K. Nguyen, Y. Ji, and S. Yamada, “Ryuo: Using high level northbound API for control messages in software defined network,” in Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS), 2015 17th Asia-Pacific, Aug 2015, pp. 115-120.

[5] “Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) as part of Open Compute project.” [Online]. Available: https://github.com/opencomputeproject/OCP-Networking-Project-Community-Contributions

[6] P. Ruckebusch, S. Giannoulis, E. De Poorter, I. Moerman, I. Tinnirello, D. Garlisi, P. Gallo, N. Kaminski, L. DaSilva, P. Gawlowicz et al., “A unified radio control architecture for prototyping adaptive wireless protocols,” in Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016 European Conference on. IEEE, 2016, pp. 58-63.

[7] C. Fortuna, P. Ruckebusch, C. Van Praet, I. Moerman, N. Kaminski, L. DaSilva, I. Tinirello, G. Bianchi, F. Gringoli, A. Zubow et al., “Wireless software and hardware platforms for flexible and unified radio and network control,” in European Conference on Networks and Communications (Eu-CNC), 2015.

[8] iMatix Corporation, “ZMQ - Code Connected,” http://zeromq.org/, January 2014, accessed: 2015-08-04.

[9] B. Bloessl, M. Segata, C. Sommer, and F. Dressler, “Towards an Open Source IEEE 802.11p Stack: A Full SDR-based Transceiver in GNURadio,” in 5th IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2013). Boston, MA: IEEE, December 2013, pp. 143-149.

[10] “Mininet.” [Online]. Available: http://mininet.org/

[11] “Mininet-WiFi.” [Online]. Available: https://github.com/intrig-unicamp/mininet-wifi

[12] R. R. Fontes, S. Afzal, S. H. Brito, M. A. Santos, and C. E. Rothenberg, “Mininet-WiFi: Emulating software-defined wireless networks,” in Network and Service Management (CNSM), 2015 11th International Conference on. IEEE, 2015, pp. 384-389.

[16] --, “hMAC: Enabling Hybrid TDMA/CSMA on IEEE 802.11 Hardware,” Telecommunication Networks Group, Technische Universität Berlin, Tech. Rep. TKN-16-004, November 2016.

[17] D. Raychaudhuri, I. Seskar, M. Ott, S. Ganu, K. Ramachandran, H. Kremo, R. Siracusa, H. Liu, and M. Singh, “Overview of the ORBIT radio grid testbed for evaluation of next-generation wireless network protocols,” in IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2005, vol. 3. IEEE, 2005, pp. 1664-1669. [OpenAIRE]

[18] I. Aktas¸, O. Punñal, F. Schmidt, T. Drüner, and K. Wehrle, “A framework for remote automation, configuration, and monitoring of real-world experiments,” in Proceedings of the 9th ACM international workshop on Wireless network testbeds, experimental evaluation and characterization. ACM, 2014, pp. 9-16.

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publication . Article . Preprint . 2016

UniFlex: Accelerating Networking Research and Experimentation through Software-Defined Wireless Networking

Anatolij Zubow;