Aircraft Network Deployment Optimization with K-Survivability


A. Zamani, F. Geyer, A. Elefsiniotis, A. Schmeink,


        The network deployment required for an aircraft amounts to a considerable portion of the overall weight, due to the survivability demands for such critical applications. With complications in regulating and standardizing wireless communication technologies in aircraft environments, a completely wireless network is yet impractical. However, the architecture design of the network requires immediate improvement to facilitate more efficient means of transport for the future. In this work, we propose a mathematical approach, which aims to reduce the overall network weight, comprised of gateways and cables, whilst satisfying the survivability, maximum length, capacity and port constraints of the system. This is implemented as an ILP optimization problem with the objective of minimizing the overall network deployment weight by finding the gateway to device connections as well as the gateway deployment position. The performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated with varying values of constraints and compared to common techniques in use. The results demonstrate that the significant gains obtained by using the proposed model outweighs conventional schemes consistently. It is also worth mentioning that the same method can be extended to wireless network deployments with restrictions on the deployment area of nodes as well as survivability requirements.

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	author = {Alireza Zamani and Fabien Geyer and Alexandros Elefsiniotis and Anke Schmeink},
	title = "Aircraft Network Deployment Optimization with K-Survivability",
	pages = "1-6",
	booktitle = "{IEEE} International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems ({IEEE} ANTS 2017)",
	address = {Bhubaneswar, India},
	month = Dec,
	year = 2017,
	hsb = RWTH-2018-01163,


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