This paper proposes an architecture framework for the realization of on-demand satellite network slicing that is built on the introduction of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies. In this way, service delivery with satellite networks is shifted from a network for connectivity model to a network for service model with a high degree of service customization and adaptability, including satellite bandwidth on-demand. Under this framework, we study the resource orchestration of satellite network services by formulating the on-demand network slicing as an optimization problem that provides flexible service chaining and provisioning taking into account diversified service requirements. The objective is to determine the optimal resource allocation for supporting a satellite network slice that minimizes resources consumption while meeting service specification requirements such as the end-to-end delay.
On-Demand Network Slicing using SDN/NFVenabled Satellite Ground Segment Systems / Ahmed, Toufik; Alleg, Abdelhamid; Ferrus, Ramon; Riggio, Roberto. - (2018). (Intervento presentato al convegno 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft) tenutosi a Montreal, QC, Canada nel 25-29 June 2018) [10.1109/NETSOFT.2018.8460139].