Dunkels, Adam and Alonso, Juan and Voigt, Thiemo (2003) Making TCP/IP Viable for Wireless Sensor Networks. [SICS Report]
The TCP/IP protocol suite, which has proven itself highly successful in wired networks, is often claimed to be unsuited for wireless micro-sensor networks. In this work, we question this conventional wisdom and present a number of mechanisms that are intended to enable the use of TCP/IP for wireless sensor networks: spatial IP address assignment, shared context header compression, application overlay routing, and distributed TCP caching (DTC). Sensor networks based on TCP/IP have the advantage of being able to directly communicate with an infrastructure consisting either of a wired IP network or of IP-based wireless technology such as GPRS. We have implemented parts of our mechanisms both in a simulator environment and on actual sensor nodes, and preliminary results are promising.
|Item Type:||SICS Report|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||TCP/IP, Wireless, Sensor networks|
|Deposited By:||Vicki Carleson|
|Deposited On:||25 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2009 16:06|
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