Design and Architectural Challenges of Shadow Network (ShaNET)
The Shadow Network must be intelligent enough to sense the surrounding and respond to the change. It will use the knowledge and make the necessary decision to adapt. There are at least 3 main challenges:-
1 - How to design an architecture that will support autonomic behaviour?
2 - How to collect and represent the necessary information to achieve an autonomic behaviour?
3 - How the shadow network communicate with each other and organise among themselves in a possibly big context?
So, what are the research challenges? To realise the shadow network, we have to revisit the routing, mobility and communications protocols such as:
1 - Novel routing techniques are required to satisfy multiple, diverse and conflicting traffic flows requirements.
2 - Proactive QoS techniques to maintain end-to-end path quality subject to available spectrum and link performance.
3 - Novel resource allocations techniques to coordinate channel usage and better spectrum exploitation.
In the next post, we will discuss the intelligent requirement of the shadow network (ShaNET).