Research Area:  Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
Security and reliability in data transmission are considered as the challenging concerns in VANET. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network coding (NC) are the two key apprehensions in networking that have caught much attention from both industry and academia in recent years. Decoupling of control plane and data plane in SDN enables the centralized control of the network, providing flexibility to a great extent. On the other hand, NC has shown immense potential for improving robustness and security when deployed on VANET. This article advocates for the design of an architecture which exercises the SDN concept by incorporating NC with multigeneration-mixing (MGM) functionalities to increase reliability as well as security of data transmission in vehicular networks. We design an MGM-based NC protocol for encoding and decoding of data. Moreover, a centralized SDN controller takes charge of authentication of vehicles. Finally, we build a simulation model based on realistic traffic and communication characteristics. The simulation results show that the proposed protocol leveraged by the SDN framework outperforms the conventional NC-based protocol in case of security and reliability. Moreover, the simulation model is exhibited and point-by-point execution assessment is given to demonstrate the scalability and prevalence of the proposed strategy.
Author(s) Name:  Jitendra Bhatia; Parth Kakadia; Madhuri Bhavsar; Sudeep Tanwar
Journal name:  IEEE Internet of Things Journal
Publisher name:  IEEE
Volume Information:  ( Volume: 7, Issue: 7, July 2020) Page(s): 6078 - 6087
Paper Link:   https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8918280