Building SDN-Based Agricultural Vehicular Sensor Networks Based on Extended Open vSwitch
AbstractSoftware-defined vehicular sensor networks in agriculture, such as autonomous vehicle navigation based on wireless multi-sensor networks, can lead to more efficient precision agriculture. In SDN-based vehicle sensor networks, the data plane is simplified and becomes more efficient by introducing a centralized controller. However, in a wireless environment, the main controller node may leave the sensor network due to the dynamic topology change or the unstable wireless signal, leaving the rest of network devices without control, e.g., a sensor node as a switch may forward packets according to stale rules until the controller updates the flow table entries. To solve this problem, this paper proposes a novel SDN-based vehicular sensor networks architecture which can minimize the performance penalty of controller connection loss. We achieve this by designing a connection state detection and self-learning mechanism. We build prototypes based on extended Open vSwitch and Ryu. The experimental results show that the recovery time from controller connection loss is under 100 ms and it keeps rule updating in real time with a stable throughput. This architecture enhances the survivability and stability of SDN-based vehicular sensor networks in precision agriculture. View Full-Text
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Huang, T.; Yan, S.; Yang, F.; Pan, T.; Liu, J. Building SDN-Based Agricultural Vehicular Sensor Networks Based on Extended Open vSwitch. Sensors 2016, 16, 108.
Huang T, Yan S, Yang F, Pan T, Liu J. Building SDN-Based Agricultural Vehicular Sensor Networks Based on Extended Open vSwitch. Sensors. 2016; 16(1):108.Chicago/Turabian Style
Huang, Tao; Yan, Siyu; Yang, Fan; Pan, Tian; Liu, Jiang. 2016. "Building SDN-Based Agricultural Vehicular Sensor Networks Based on Extended Open vSwitch." Sensors 16, no. 1: 108.
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