The paper describes the novel aerospace network architecture proposed by DAVOSS
The paper "A Virtualized Border Control System based on UAVs: Design and Energy Efficiency Considerations", by R. Bassoli, C. Sacchi, F. Granelli and I. Ashkenazi was accepted for presentation at the IEEE Aerospace Conference 2019.
This paper aims at presenting the novel adaptive and virtualized aerospace network architecture proposed in DAVOSS. The leading concepts of DAVOSSare flexibility, dynamic reconfigurability, energy efficiency and broadband connection availability also in critical application scenarios. In order to improve robustness and resilience of the avionic network and to enable the efficient information backhaul also in absence of terrestrial links, advanced networking and communications technologies like Software-Defined Networking (SDN), network slicing and virtualization are introduced.
System requirements, coming from potential end-users, along with real application scenarios will be carefully analyzed in order to drive the architectural design phase, whose preliminary outcomes will be shown in the paper. Preliminary results demonstrate the effectiveness of the adoption of virtualization techniques for the considered aerospace network architecture in terms of reduced power consumption at the drone side, with an observed tradeoff with latency.