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Title
Virtual gateways : enabling connectivity between MAC heterogeneous sensor networks
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Abstract
Over the years many different MAC protocols have been developed for sensor networks, each optimised for a different set of application requirements. Since these MAC protocols are not compatible with each other, there is generally no interoperability between sensor networks. This is a severe problem when connectivity between sensor networks is required. In this paper, we demonstrate the feasibility of using Virtual Gateways, sensor nodes running multiple MAC protocols simultaneously on top of a single radio interface, to enable connectivity between sensor networks. To this end we have developed MultiMAC, a network stack for TinyOS capable of running multiple MAC protocols simultaneously. We show that the architecture of the MultiMAC stack is flexible and extensible enough to support a wide variety of MAC protocols and that the overhead of this network stack is minimal. We also discuss the results of our initial experiments with a testbed on the impact of using virtual gateways.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of sensor networks
Publication
2013
ISSN
1748-1279
Volume/pages
14:3(2013), p. 133-143
ISI
000326932600001
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UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 11.08.2017
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