This is the first indoor demonstration of mmWave mesh network whose routes are created dynamically by SDN controller.
In this demo, there are four nodes, which works as hotspots and can support mmWave accesses to users. The four nodes are also connected to each other by mmWave communication links. All data flows in the demo are controlled by a SDN controller.
For more details of it, please refer to our papers:
Kei Sakaguchi, Gia Khanh Tran, Hiroaki Ogawa. mmWave meshed network with traffic and energy management mechanism, SPAWC2017, IEEE, IEEE, Jul. 2017
Gia Khanh Tran, Ricardo Santos, Hiroaki Ogawa, Makoto Nakamura, Kei Sakaguchi, Andreas Kassler. Context-Based Dynamic Meshed Backhaul Construction for 5G Heterogeneous Networks, Special Issue on Trends, Issues and Challenges toward 5G, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, MPDI, Sep. 2018.
Hiroaki Ogawa, Gia Khanh Tran, Kei Sakaguchi, Thomas Haustein. Traffic Adaptive Formation of mmWave Meshed Backhaul Networks, ICC2017, WS-03, IEEE, IEEE, May. 2017.
Ricardo Santos, Hiroaki Ogawa, Gia Khanh Tran, Kei Sakaguchi, Andreas Kassler. Turning the knobs on OpenFlow-based resiliency in mmWave small cell meshed networks, Globecom2017, WS-5GTestbed, IEEE, IEEE, Dec. 2017.