SDN Testbed for Evaluation of Large Exo-Atmospheric EMP Attacks

Diogo Oliveira, Nasir Ghani, Majeed Hayat, Jorge Crichigno, Elias Bou-Harb

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Large-scale nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and natural disasters can cause extensive network failures across wide geographic regions. Although operational networks are designed to handle most single or dual faults, recent efforts have also focused on more capable multi-failure disaster recovery schemes. Concurrently, advances in software-defined networking (SDN) technologies have delivered highly-Adaptable frameworks for implementing new and improved service provisioning and recovery paradigms in real-world settings. Hence this study leverages these new innovations to develop a robust disaster recovery (counter-EMP) framework for large backbone networks. Detailed findings from an experimental testbed study are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8594707
Pages (from-to)88-97
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Communications Magazine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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