Link Failure Recovery for a Large-Scale Video Surveillance System using a Software-Defined Network

  • Sukaina ridha shaker College of Engineering - University of Baghdad
  • Mustafa Ismael Salman College of Engineering - University of Baghdad
Keywords: Dijkstra algorithm, link fail, Software-defined network (SDN).

Abstract

The software-defined network (SDN) is a new technology that separates the control plane from data plane for the network devices. One of the most significant issues in the video surveillance system is the link failure. When the path failure occurs, the monitoring center cannot receive the video from the cameras. In this paper, two methods are proposed to solve this problem.  The first method uses the Dijkstra algorithm to re-find the path at the source node switch. The second method uses the Dijkstra algorithm to re-find the path at the ingress node switch (or failed link). Based on simulation results, it is concluded that the second method consumes less time (lower transmission delay) than the first method. The delay consumed by the second method is half the delay in the first method. Also, the packet loss rate for second method is 14%, while 16% in the first method. The jitter for second method is almost similar to the jitter without link fail. Therefore, the second method led to select the path with small losses without impact on video quality. Finally, the results of two methods  are compared in terms of end to end delay, packet loss rate, and jitter.

 

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Published
2019-12-25
How to Cite
shaker, S. and Salman, M. (2019) “Link Failure Recovery for a Large-Scale Video Surveillance System using a Software-Defined Network”, Journal of Engineering, 26(1), pp. 104-120. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2020.01.09.