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dc.contributor.authorVidal Fernández, Iván
dc.contributor.authorNogales Dorado, Borja
dc.contributor.authorValera Pintor, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Blázquez, Luis Félix
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Aguero, Víctor
dc.contributor.authorJacob Taquet, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorCervelló Pastor, Cristina
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Telemàtica
dc.identifier.citationVidal, I. [et al.]. A multi-Site NFV testbed for experimentation with SUAV-based 5G vertical services. "IEEE access", 12 Juny 2020, vol. 8, p. 111522-111535.
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dc.description.abstractWith the advent of 5G technologies, vertical markets have been placed at the forefront, as fundamental drivers and adopters of technical developments and new business models. Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs) are gaining traction in multiple vertical sectors, as key assets to generate, process, and distribute relevant information for the provision of value-added services. However, the enormous potential of SUAVs to support a flexible, rapid, and cost-effective deployment of vertical applications is still to be exploited. In this paper, we leverage our prior work on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and SUAVs to design and build a multi-site experimentation testbed based on open-source technologies. The goal of this testbed is to explore synergies among NFV, SUAVs, and vertical services, following a practical approach primarily governed by experimentation. To verify our testbed design, we realized a reference use case where a number of SUAVs, cloud infrastructures, and communication protocols are used to provide a multi-site vertical service. Our experimentation results suggest the potential of NFV and SUAVs to flexibly support vertical services. The lessons learned have served to identify missing elements in our NFV platform, as well as challenging aspects for potential improvement. These include the development of specific mechanisms to limit processing load and delays of service deployment operations.
dc.format.extent14 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Telemàtica i xarxes d'ordinadors
dc.subject.lcshComputer network architectures
dc.subject.lcshDrone aircraft
dc.subject.otherNetwork Functions Virtualization (NFV)
dc.subject.otherOpen Source MANO (OSM)
dc.subject.otherSmall Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAV)
dc.subject.otherTest Facilities
dc.subject.otherVertical Services
dc.titleA multi-Site NFV testbed for experimentation with SUAV-based 5G vertical services
dc.subject.lemacAvions no tripulats
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BAMPLA - Disseny i Avaluació de Xarxes i Serveis de Banda Ampla
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/777137/EU/Remote area Access Network for 5th GEneration/5GRANGE
local.citation.authorVidal, I.; Nogales, B.; Valera , F.; González, L.F.; Sánchez, V.; Jacob, E.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.
local.citation.publicationNameIEEE access

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