Title: Design and implementation of a 6LoWPAN gateway for wireless sensor networks integration with the internet of things

Authors: Luiz Fernando Schrickte; Carlos Barros Montez; Romulo Silva De Oliveira; Alex Sandro Rochildt Pinto

Addresses: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Pós-grad. em Eng. de Automação e Sistemas (PGEAS), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil ' Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Pós-grad. em Eng. de Automação e Sistemas (PGEAS), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil ' Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Pós-grad. em Eng. de Automação e Sistemas (PGEAS), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil ' Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Pós-grad. em Eng. de Automação e Sistemas (PGEAS), Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

Abstract: The next big change in the internet paradigm is called the internet of things, in which even the simplest device is connected to the internet. Wireless technologies are important assets in the diffusion of this concept, as they allow the easy and seamless connection of all devices. Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are being established for sensing and actuating critical applications, like industrial automation, domotics and remote patient monitoring. The 6LoWPAN protocol has been proposed as the key to integrate WSNs and internet procotols. It is based in the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which is widely used in low power wireless networks. This paper evaluates the mechanisms of header compression and fragmentation of IPv6 datagrams proposed in the 6LoWPAN standard through experiments using a gateway prototype and IEEE 802.15.4 nodes.

Keywords: internet of things; IoT; wireless sensor networks; WSNs; IPv6; 6LoWPAN gateway; header compression; fragmentation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2016.080381

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2016 Vol.8 No.5/6, pp.380 - 390

Received: 03 Feb 2014
Accepted: 17 Jul 2014

Published online: 17 Nov 2016 *

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