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dc.contributor.authorVidal, Iván
dc.contributor.authorNogales, Borja
dc.contributor.authorValera, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorGonzález, Luis F.
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Aguero, Víctor
dc.contributor.authorJacob, Eduardo
dc.contributor.authorCervelló-Pastor, Cristina
dc.identifier.citationIEEE Access 8 : 111522-111535 (2020)es_ES
dc.description.abstract[EN] With the advent of 5G technologies, vertical markets have been placed at the forefront, as fundamental drivers and adopters of technical developments and new business models. Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (SUAVs) are gaining traction in multiple vertical sectors, as key assets to generate, process, and distribute relevant information for the provision of value-added services. However, the enormous potential of SUAVs to support a exible, rapid, and cost-effective deployment of vertical applications is still to be exploited. In this paper, we leverage our prior work on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and SUAVs to design and build a multi-site experimentation testbed based on open-source technologies. The goal of this testbed is to explore synergies among NFV, SUAVs, and vertical services, following a practical approach primarily governed by experimentation. To verify our testbed design, we realized a reference use case where a number of SUAVs, cloud infrastructures, and communication protocols are used to provide a multi-site vertical service. Our experimentation results suggest the potential of NFV and SUAVs to exibly support vertical services. The lessons learned have served to identify missing elements in our NFV platform, as well as challenging aspects for potential improvement. These include the development of speci c mechanisms to limit processing load and delays of service deployment operations.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported in part by the European Commission under the European Union's Horizon 2020 program (5GRANGE Project, grant agreement number 777137), and in part by the 5GCity Project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under Grant TEC2016-76795-C6-1R, Grant TEC2016-76795-C6-3R, and Grant TEC2016-76795-C6-5R.es_ES
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineerses_ES
dc.subjectNetwork functions virtualization (NFV)es_ES
dc.subjectopen source MANO (OSM)es_ES
dc.subjectsmall unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV)es_ES
dc.subjecttest facilitieses_ES
dc.subjectvertical serviceses_ES
dc.titleA Multi-Site NFV Testbed for Experimentation With SUAV-Based 5G Vertical Serviceses_ES
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dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commission
dc.departamentoesIngeniería de comunicacioneses_ES
dc.departamentoeuKomunikazioen ingeniaritzaes_ES

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