Software Defined Networking in vehicular wireless networks

Multi-Layer Wireless Solutions
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Thesis Type: Master Thesis for Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Engineering or related fields

• Good software programming skills
• Strong experience with Python/bash scripting and Linux environment
• Good experience with C/C++ programming languages
• Basic knowledge of Software Define Networking (SDN)
• Basic knowledge of wireless networks

Motivation: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding function making the network directly programmable. This is a revolution on how networks will be managed, highly improving the possibility to react to changes and having more flexible networks.

On the other side, wireless communications are used to increase the safety of cars, enabling several applications and being one of the most important “sensor” for autonomous driving. The most important technologies for vehicles communications are ETSI G5 (based on Wi-Fi) and LTE-V (or its evolution in 5G networks).

Objective: The aim of thesis is to practically implement a SDN-enabled Road Side Unit (RSU - based on the ETSI G5 standard) starting from a real product. The first step of the thesis will be a survey on SDN in wireless networks, in order to select the best approach to implement the SDN RSU. Then the candidate will work with real hardware, implementing the proposed approach and with the possibility to test it in a real environment with Road Side Units and connected vehicles.

Contact: send a resume with attached the list of exams to specifying the thesis code and title.