بلال رشيد عبد المجيد ييوسف خلف يوسف حامد صفاء الرويشيدي
This paper introduces a proof-of-concept IPv6 over low power wireless personal area network (6LoWPAN) testbed to study the integration of programmable network technologies in relaxed throughput and low-power Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Open source software and hardware platforms are used in the implemented testbed to increase the possibility of future network extension. The proposed architecture offers end-to-end connectivity via the 6LoWPAN gateway to integrate IPv6 hosts and the low data rate devices directly. Nowadays, software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are the most promising technologies for dealing with the massive increase in machine-to-machine devices and achieving agile traffic. The developed approach in this paper is entitled tailored software defined-NFV (SD-NFV), which is aimed at reducing the end-to-end delay and improving the energy depletion in sensor nodes. Experimental scenarios of the implemented testbed are conducted using a simple sensing application and the obtained results indicate that the introduced approach is appropriate for constrained IoT devices. By utilizing SD-NFV scheme in 6LoWPAN network, the data delivery ratio increased by 5%-14%, the node operational time prolonged by 70%, the endto-end latency for gathering sensor data minimized by 160%, and the latency for transmitting control messages to a specified node diminished by 63% when compared to a traditional (non SDN-enabled) 6LoWPAN network.