Automated deployment of an internet protocol telephony service on unmanned aerial vehicles using network functions virtualization

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dc.contributor.author Nogales Dorado, Borja
dc.contributor.author Vidal Fernández, Iván
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Agüero, Víctor
dc.contributor.author Valera Pintor, Francisco
dc.contributor.author González Blázquez, Luis Félix
dc.contributor.author Azcorra Saloña, Arturo
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-03T10:50:22Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-03T10:50:22Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-26
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Journal of Visualized Experiments:JoVE, 153, e60425
dc.identifier.issn 1940-087X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/30669
dc.description.abstract The Network Function Virtualization (NFV) paradigm is one of the key enabling technologies in the development of the 5 th generation of mobile networks. This technology aims to lessen the dependence on hardware in the provision of network functions and services by using virtualization techniques that allow the softwarization of those functionalities over an abstraction layer. In this context, there is increasing interest in exploring the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to offer a flexible platform capable of enabling cost-effective NFV operations over delimited geographic areas. To demonstrate the practical feasibility of utilizing NFV technologies in UAV platforms, a protocol is presented to set up a functional NFV environment based on open source technologies, in which a set of small UAVs supply the computational resources that support the deployment of moderately complex network services. Then, the protocol details the different steps needed to support the automated deployment of an internet protocol (IP) telephony service over a network of interconnected UAVs, leveraging the capacities of the configured NFV environment. Experimentation results demonstrate the proper operation of the service after its deployment. Although the protocol focuses on a specific type of network service (i.e., IP telephony), the described steps may serve as a general guide to deploy other type of network services. On the other hand, the protocol description considers concrete equipment and software to set up the NFV environment (e.g., specific single board computers and open source software). The utilization of other hardware and software platforms may be feasible, although the specific configuration aspect of the NFV environment and the service deployment may present variations with respect to those described in the protocol.
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MYJoVE Corp.
dc.rights Copyright © 2019 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Network function virtualization (NFV)
dc.subject.other Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
dc.subject.other Management and Orchestration (MANO)
dc.subject.other Cloud computing platform
dc.subject.other Virtual network function (VNF)
dc.subject.other IP telephony service
dc.subject.other Open source
dc.subject.other 5G
dc.title Automated deployment of an internet protocol telephony service on unmanned aerial vehicles using network functions virtualization
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi https:/doi.org/10.3791/60425
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/732497-5GINFIRE
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/777137-5GRANGE
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TEC2016-76795-C6-3-R
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationissue e60425
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 8
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 153
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000024318
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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