Sensor Openflow: Enabling Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks
While it has been a belief for over a decade that wireless sensor networks (WSN) are application-specific, we argue that it can lead to resource underutilization and counter-productivity. We also identify two other main problems with WSN: rigidity to policy changes and difficulty to manage. In this paper, we take a radical, yet backward and peer compatible, approach to tackle these problems inherent to WSN. We propose a Software-Defined WSN architecture and address key technical challenges for its core component, Sensor OpenFlow. This work represents the first effort that synergizes software-defined networking and WSN.
T. T. Luo et al., "Sensor Openflow: Enabling Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks," IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 1896-1899, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Oct 2012.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2012.092812.121712
Keywords and Phrases
OpenFlow; Software-defined networking; wireless sensor networks
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