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A SDN-Controlled Underwater MAC and Routing Testbed


Efficient data communication among autonomous under-water vehicles (AUVs) is difficult. Challenges include the long propagation delays arising with acoustic communication solutions, and line-of-sight requirements for optical transceivers. Existing multi-hop routing approaches are not always appro- priate due to node mobility. This work presents a centralized approach to network control, exploiting the observation that AUV networks will have a bounded number of nodes. The paper describes a SDN realization of AUV networking, and documents the implementation of a small-scale replica of the system in our testbed, which can be accessed remotely via a web page and SSH. We then demonstrate the functionality of our implementation by evaluating the performances of two existing MAC protocols namely Slotted FAMA and UW-Aloha, in a multi-hop, underwater scenario.

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MilCom'06, Baltimore, MD, November. 2016


Ruolin Fan
Li Wei
Pengyuan Du
Ciaran Mc Goldrick
Mario Gerla