Revised System Architecture [article]

Francois Carrez
2022 Zenodo  
This revised architecture document is the second in a series of three incremental versions. It aims to give a revision and extension of the system architecture which consists of a set of architecture views and perspectives. We tackle here many aspects of the desired DEDICAT 6G architecture, especially functional and non-functional and provide an improved and more precise understanding of which functionalities the platform will provide and which qualities (in terms of performance, trust,
more » ... ity - to name just a few) this platform will feature. Before introducing the architecture, it is worth reminding the main technical objectives of DEDICAT 6G, that are the three following pillars: 1) dynamic coverage extension of existing legacy 5G Network, 2) dynamic intelligence distribution towards (mobile) edge nodes and 3) novel solutions for trust management based on federated learning. The architecture work follows a precise and logical methodology that encompasses various steps, starting from an extensive requirement engineering process including a few new requirements from D2.3 (included in the new Volere template), followed by a revised functional decomposition that gives a full catalog at the functionalities which must be specified and implemented in order to fulfill those project technical objectives and an updated description of the non-functional properties it must implement. Other steps involve defining the technical perimeter of the platform (what is in and what is out), elucidating the role of the external entities (human or not) and their interactions with the DEDICAT 6G system and most importantly, defining an extensive list of system use-cases (already introduced graphically and textually in the initial version) featuring precise sequence diagrams. The Network Deployment view includes now, in addition to the generic view provided in D2.2, a customized network deployment view for each of the four project Use Cases. Finally, the new Information view provides an extensive list of interfaces for most of the [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7065301 fatcat:kbvit3nhira53eigelglhsg53u