Personal Satellite Services. Next-Generation Satellite Networking and Communication Systems. 6th International Conference, PSATS 2014, Genoa, Italy, July 28–29, 2014, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Satellite Networking in the Context of Green, Flexible and Programmable Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-47081-8_1,
        author={Franco Davoli},
        title={Satellite Networking in the Context of Green, Flexible and Programmable Networks},
        proceedings={Personal Satellite Services. Next-Generation Satellite Networking and Communication Systems. 6th International Conference, PSATS 2014, Genoa, Italy, July 28--29, 2014, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={PSATS},
        year={2017},
        month={1},
        keywords={Network flexibility Network programmability SDN NFV OpenFlow Satellite networking},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-47081-8_1}
    }
    
  • Franco Davoli
    Year: 2017
    Satellite Networking in the Context of Green, Flexible and Programmable Networks
    PSATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47081-8_1
Franco Davoli1,*
  • 1: University of Genoa/CNIT – University of Genoa Research Unit
*Contact email: franco.davoli@unige.it

Abstract

In order to support heterogeneous services, using the information generated by a huge number of communicating devices, the Future Internet should be more energy-efficient, scalable and flexible than today’s networking platforms, and it should allow a tighter integration among heterogeneous network segments (fixed, cellular wireless, and satellite). Flexibility and in-network programmability brought forth by Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) appear to be promising tools for this evolution, together with architectural choices and techniques aimed at improving the network energy efficiency (Green Networking). As a result, optimal dynamic resource allocation strategies should be readily available to support the current workload generated by applications at the required Quality of Service/Quality of Experience (QoS/QoE) levels, with minimum energy expenditure. In this framework, we briefly explore the above-mentioned paradigms, and describe their potential application in a couple of satellite networking related use cases, regarding traffic routing and gateway selection, and satellite swarms, respectively.