A Fast Handover Scheme for SDN Based Vehicular Network

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 747)


Vehicular network can provide Internet connectivity for mobile vehicle by handover mechanism. However, existing handover schemes still face poor handover performance when they are applied in vehicular network. Software Defined Network (SDN) is a new architecture which can be used to optimize vehicular network by making network devices to be programmable. In this paper, we propose a new fast handover scheme for SDN based vehicular network to improve handover performance. SDN controllers of our scheme predict movement of vehicles by detecting port status of SDN switches, and then they start to perform the proactive handover procedure based on prediction results. Evaluation results show that the handover delay and packet loss of our scheme are lower than the contrast schemes. Simulation results prove that our handover scheme is more fit for delay sensitive vehicular network.


Vehicular network Software Defined Network (SDN) Handover Predict Delay 



This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China Grants (61472001, 61272074, U1736216, U1405255) and the Key research and development plan project of Jiangsu Province (BE2015136).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electrical and Information EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and Communication EngineeringJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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