Title: Design and implementation of P2P home monitoring system architecture with IP cameras for a vacuum robot in ubiquitous environments

Authors: Kwang Hee Choi; Young-Sik Jeong; Joon-Min Gil

Addresses: Division of Service Development, LG Uplus, 34 Gajeong-Dong, Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon 305-350, South Korea ' Department of Multimedia Engineering, Dongguk University, 26 Pildong3-Ga, Jung-Gu, Seoul 100-715, South Korea ' School of Information Technology Engineering, Catholic University of Daegu, 13-13 Hayang-Ro, Hayang-Eup, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk 712-702, South Korea

Abstract: We propose a peer-to-peer (P2P) home monitoring system architecture to exploit a vacuum robot with an IP camera, a movable IP camera. The key implementation issues for the proposed system are: i) the easy configuration of a vacuum robot to connect to Wi-Fi network; ii) the session management between a vacuum robot and a home monitoring server; iii) the support of the network address translator (NAT) traversal between a vacuum robot and a user terminal. To solve these issues, we use and extend the Wi-Fi protected setup (WPS), the session initiation protocol (SIP), and the user datagram protocol (UDP) hole punching. To configure a vacuum robot easily, we present the GENERATE method which is an extension to the SIP that allows for the generation of a SIP URI. To reduce the load on the server for NAT traversal, we also devise the low time-to-live (TTL)-based UDP hole punching scheme.

Keywords: home monitoring; home networks; SIP; session initiation protocol; vacuum robots; ubiquitous environment; P2P; peer-to-peer; IP cameras; wi-fi networks; network address translator; NAT; user datagram protocol; UDP hole punching.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSNET.2016.080200

International Journal of Sensor Networks, 2016 Vol.22 No.3, pp.166 - 176

Received: 12 Mar 2013
Accepted: 08 Apr 2014

Published online: 04 Nov 2016 *

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