An Intelligent Packet Forwarding Approach for Disaster Recovery Networks

Bomin Mao, Fengxiao Tang, Zubair Md Fadlullah, Nei Kato

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Abstract

Disasters, such as earthquakes, typhoons, and tsunamis, usually cause extreme damages to the communication infrastructures, which results in a heavy recovery workload and seriously affects people's life. The disaster recovery networks play a critical role to reduce the loss caused by the disasters. However, the suddenly varying traffic demand and limited resources after disasters may lead to the repetitive reconfigurations for running the existing packet forwarding strategies, such as the shortest path algorithms. To handle this problem, it is necessary to adopt the deep learning technique to develop a disaster-resilient solution. In this paper, we utilize the deep reinforcement learning technique to propose a self-adaptive routing method for the Movable and Deployable Resource Unit (MDRU) based backbone network. Compared with existing deep learning based routing strategy, our proposal can adapt to the sudden network errors. Moreover, we also analyze the deployment manner and consider a centralized control structure to significantly balance the traffic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538680889
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May 1
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2019 May 202019 May 24

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
Volume2019-May
ISSN (Print)1550-3607

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period19/5/2019/5/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mao, B., Tang, F., Fadlullah, Z. M., & Kato, N. (2019). An Intelligent Packet Forwarding Approach for Disaster Recovery Networks. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2019 - Proceedings [8761638] (IEEE International Conference on Communications; Vol. 2019-May). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICC.2019.8761638