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Configuration of the Wireless interface for software defined wireless networks

: Aliu, Osianoh Glenn; Niephaus, Christian; Kretschmer, Mathias


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
Software-defined infrastructure for networks, clouds, IoT and services : 2016 IEEE NetSoft Conference and workshops : 6-10 June 2016, Seoul, Korea
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9487-1
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9486-4
ISBN: 978-1-4673-9485-7
Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft) <2, 2016, Seoul>
Fraunhofer FIT ()

A case for incorporating Software Defined Networking (SDN) concepts in wireless networks has already been proposed in various literature. The main challenge towards its wide adoption remains the level of reliability of a wireless link. This short paper provides a significant step towards addressing this challenge. We show a Software Defined Wireless Network (SDWN) architecture with emphasis on the wireless southbound interface. The specific command primitives required and their descriptions for managing this interface are provided. We finally demonstrate our flow-based virtual pipes for more reliable and QoS sensitive traffic flows.