A survey on software-defined wireless sensor networks : challenges and design requirements

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dc.contributor.author Kobo, Hlabishi Isaac
dc.contributor.author Abu-Mahfouz, A.M. (Adnan)
dc.contributor.author Hancke, Gerhardus P. (Jr.)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-03T05:23:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-03T05:23:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.description.abstract Software defined networking (SDN) brings about innovation, simplicity in network management, and configuration in network computing. Traditional networks often lack the flexibility to bring into effect instant changes because of the rigidity of the network and also the over dependence on proprietary services. SDN decouples the control plane from the data plane, thus moving the control logic from the node to a central controller. A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a great platform for low-rate wireless personal area networks with little resources and short communication ranges. However, as the scale of WSN expands, it faces several challenges, such as network management and heterogeneous-node networks. The SDN approach to WSNs seeks to alleviate most of the challenges and ultimately foster efficiency and sustainability in WSNs. The fusion of these two models gives rise to a new paradigm: Software defined wireless sensor networks (SDWSN). The SDWSN model is also envisioned to play a critical role in the looming Internet of Things paradigm. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the SDWSN literature. Moreover, it delves into some of the challenges facing this paradigm, as well as the major SDWSN design requirements that need to be considered to address these challenges. en_ZA
dc.description.department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=6287639 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kobo, HI, Abu-Mahfouz, AM & Hancke, GP 2017, 'A survey on software-defined wireless sensor networks : challenges and design requirements', IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 1872-1899. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2666200
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/60161
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 IEEE. This is an Open access paper. en_ZA
dc.subject Software defined networking (SDN) en_ZA
dc.subject Software defined wireless sensor network (SDWSN) en_ZA
dc.subject Wireless sensor network (WSN) en_ZA
dc.title A survey on software-defined wireless sensor networks : challenges and design requirements en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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