12th EAI International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities

Research Article

Design and Implementation of a Smart Home Router based on Intel Galileo Gen 2

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.28-9-2017.2273386,
        author={Watipatsa Nsunza and Xiaojun Hei},
        title={Design and Implementation of a Smart Home Router based on Intel Galileo Gen 2},
        proceedings={12th EAI International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks \& Communities},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TRIDENTCOM},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={smart home router intel galileo gen 2 openwrt software defined networking},
        doi={10.4108/eai.28-9-2017.2273386}
    }
    
  • Watipatsa Nsunza
    Xiaojun Hei
    Year: 2018
    Design and Implementation of a Smart Home Router based on Intel Galileo Gen 2
    TRIDENTCOM
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.28-9-2017.2273386
Watipatsa Nsunza,*, Xiaojun Hei1
  • 1: Huazhong University of Science and Technology
*Contact email: nsunza@hust.edu.cn

Abstract

The emerging software defined networking (SDN) has great potential for enabling novel networking solutions to improve performance and management of distributed systems such as smart homes. In this paper, we studied the possible technical development trend of software defined wireless networking (SDWN) technologies toward the design and implementation of a smart home router based on the Intel® Galileo Gen 2 programmable platform. We instrumented this platform by integrating various open-source software projects such as OpenWrt into a home router to support intelligent home wireless networking and provide low-cost connectivity solutions for the Internet-of-Things using WiFi and another cutting-edge wireless communication technology, ``Bluetooth Low Energy”. We conducted a series of experiments on our router and presented some preliminary results of our smart home network testbed. Our experiment study may provide empirical experiences into constructing evolvable and cost-effective software defined smart home routers with a good trade-off between performance, flexibility and cost.