Structured design concept for cross-layered protocols; applying to near field communication (NFC)
by Akira Arutaki; Hiroshi Sakai; Akira Matsumoto
International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing (IJSSC), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013

Abstract: The internet protocols, such as TCP/IP, became the de-facto standards. However, some recent communication services require more efficient and lightweight protocols. This paper focuses on the design method to provide cross-layered protocols to satisfy these needs. It is observed that a cross-layer design approach can provide more efficiency at the sacrifice of the layered structure, which may lead complicated interfaces, i.e., 'spaghettis', and may cause unexpected bugs. A new design concept for cross-layered protocols is proposed in this paper, which is on a basis of the function pool and scenario table. This concept is applied to near field communication (NFC) protocols to let them get affinity with the internet ones. A series of new NFC protocols are designed and are evaluated with respect to communication quality and throughput. It is confirmed that these protocols have better performance than the original NFC one with less complexity compared to the standardised internet protocols.

Online publication date: Sat, 23-Aug-2014

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