The NATO SfP FALCON project aims to develop a reliable and secure networking and computing infrastructure that fosters flexible and accurate resources sharing among different wireless access technologies in emergency scenarios such as flash crowds.

  The general scientific objective of the FALCON project is to design and develop a novel network entity (VRM) that autonomously configures virtual resources and maps them to the required physical resources through transparent messaging. The VRM should be capable of providing reliable and optimal resource allocation for the case of flash crowd scenarios and especially emergency situations. The general objective is also supported by several specific scientific objectives such as:

  • Definition of relevant scenarios of interest;
  • Architectural design of the VRM and the corresponding processing and technology specific modules;
  • Protocol design: message format and required interfaces;
  • Implementation of virtualized network security mechanisms;
  • Proof-of-concept: design and development.