Hierarchical Wireless Vehicular Fog Architecture: A Case Study of Scheduling Electric Vehicle Energy Demands

Several novel and promising wireless vehicular-network applications have been developed recently. Examples include trip planning, media sharing, and Internet access. However, sufficient network resources [e.g., equipped vehicles, base stations (BSs), roadside units (RSUs), and other infrastructure] to support these applications are not yet available or are deployed at a slow pace. Moreover, these applications require considerable efforts in information gathering and data processing to allow quick decision making and fast feedback to all users. This imposes significant challenges on the development of an efficient wireless vehicular communication platform. In this article, the authors propose a new hierarchical software-defined-network (SDN)-based wireless vehicular fog architecture called a hierarchical SDN for vehicular fog (HSVF) architecture. The HSVF is based on a hybrid SDN control plane that reinforces centralized and distributed management. The proposed SDN control plane includes a trajectory prediction module to mitigate the drawbacks of the frequent handover problem between the RSUs and vehicles. The proposed architecture is then evaluated using a relevant case study that addresses the scheduling of electric vehicle (EV) energy demands.

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  • Accession Number: 01687781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 26 2018 4:07PM