Software Defined Networking for tactical communications
Using Software Defined Network in the Norwegian Communication Infrastructure for tactical communication nodes.
|by||Geir Roar Bakken|
|Supervisor(s)||Knut Øvsthus, Josef Noll|
|Problem description:|| The Norwegian Defence Communication Infrastructure (NDCI) is a term that describes the communication part in the Norwegian Defence information infrastructure. It is systems of tactical and strategic networks, transmission as well as how these systems are linked together to produce the communications services.
A tactical communication node is tactical communication solutions for both portable and mobile nodes that are connected to the infrastructure through defined termination points and uses different kinds of transmission bearers, for example radio, Satcom or Internet through 3G. These solutions make the services of the strategic part of the infrastructure available in the tactical domain. The nodes are also capable to operate autonomously and be independent. The objective of this thesis is to look into software defined networking (SDN) and how its control plane layer can be established into the infrastructure. And further, how tactical communication nodes with relevant real-time data can have available resources and military priority in the network when they need it according to predefined policies. A tactical node that can get the necessary priorities for its real-time data and sufficient capacity to transmit data will as a result give the decisions makers in the Norwegian Defence better situation awareness. Disclosure of relevant and real-time-updated data streams into command and control systems will provide increased operational effect. This document presents an implementation of the OpenFlow controller into a simulated network environment, and how traffic engineering and military priority can be established.
|Methods and Tools:|| The tools and methods in this thesis are based on
|Time schedule|| The envisaged time schedule (for a long thesis/60 ECTS) is:
|Pre-Knowledge||This thesis includes a reasonable amount of programming. The envisaged thesis is based on radio communications, thus expects the user to have followed at least two radio-related courses|
|Keywords||SDN, Software defined network|
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The master thesis is submitted and can be downloaded: Media:Master_SDN_for_FKI_GeirBakken.pdf