Title: Gatherer: an environmental monitoring application based on IPv6 using wireless sensor networks

Authors: Manuel Delamo Ramos; Andrew David Foster; Santiago Felici-Castell; Vicent Gallart Fos; Juan José Pérez Solano

Addresses: School of Technical Engineering, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain ' School of Technical Engineering, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain ' School of Technical Engineering, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain ' School of Technical Engineering, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain ' School of Technical Engineering, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Spain

Abstract: In this paper, we present an environmental monitoring application based on IPv6 using wireless sensor networks. We show the guidelines to connect this network to internet using the 6LowPAN standard with a real prototype in the evolution of the Internet of Things. We assign a unique IPv6 address to the different nodes (motes) of the network. Gatherer is based on TinyOS using IPv6 and UDP protocols and allows the data gathering of temperature and relative humidity from the different motes, requesting specific data from individual motes when required, increasing the accuracy of the measures. We compare the performance of our IPv6-based proposed application against others and show the benefits of the client/server architecture defined.

Keywords: IPv6; 6LoWPAN; BLIP; WSNs; wireless sensor networks; environmental monitoring; data collection; wireless networks; temperature; relative humidity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAHUC.2013.055465

International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, 2013 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.209 - 217

Received: 09 May 2012
Accepted: 23 Dec 2012

Published online: 28 Jul 2013 *

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