Future Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures. Third International Conference, FABULOUS 2017, Bucharest, Romania, October 12-14, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Architecture of a Wireless Transport Network Emulator for SDN Applications Development

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-92213-3_17,
        author={Alexandru Stancu and Alexandru Vulpe and Simona Halunga and Octavian Fratu},
        title={Architecture of a Wireless Transport Network Emulator for SDN Applications Development},
        proceedings={Future Access Enablers for Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures. Third International Conference, FABULOUS 2017, Bucharest, Romania, October 12-14, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={FABULOUS},
        year={2018},
        month={7},
        keywords={Software-Defined Networking Network Emulator Wireless transport networks},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-92213-3_17}
    }
    
  • Alexandru Stancu
    Alexandru Vulpe
    Simona Halunga
    Octavian Fratu
    Year: 2018
    Architecture of a Wireless Transport Network Emulator for SDN Applications Development
    FABULOUS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92213-3_17
Alexandru Stancu1,*, Alexandru Vulpe1,*, Simona Halunga1,*, Octavian Fratu1,*
  • 1: University Politehnica of Bucharest
*Contact email: alex.stancu@radio.pub.ro, alex.vulpe@radio.pub.ro, shalunga@elcom.pub.ro, ofratu@elcom.pub.ro

Abstract

Software-Defined Networking is no longer just a paradigm, but a novel architecture that is gaining momentum in the industry, covering all aspects of a network, from campus networks and data-centers, to optical transport and microwave networks. In Wireless Transport networks, the emergence of the Microwave Information Model, ONF TR-532, in late December 2016, is an important milestone in integrating SDN into such networks. Having the right tools for evaluating the model and for developing SDN applications based on it, is very important. This paper proposes an architecture of a Wireless Transport Network Emulator (WTE), based on TR-532, which enables SDN application developers to implement and test such software programs, based on the microwave model, without the need of owning expensive wireless transport devices in the process.