Sensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics. First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

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TinySPOTComm: Facilitating Communication over IEEE 802.15.4 between Sun SPOTs and TinyOS-Based Motes

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11870-8_12,
        author={Daniel Akker and Kurt Smolderen and Peter Cleyn and Bart Braem and Chris Blondia},
        title={TinySPOTComm: Facilitating Communication over IEEE 802.15.4 between Sun SPOTs and TinyOS-Based Motes},
        proceedings={Sensor Applications, Experimentation, and Logistics. First International Conference, SENSAPPEAL 2009, Athens, Greece, September 25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={SENSAPPEAL},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Sun SPOT TinyOS 802.15.4 compatibility sensor network},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11870-8_12}
    }
    
  • Daniel Akker
    Kurt Smolderen
    Peter Cleyn
    Bart Braem
    Chris Blondia
    Year: 2012
    TinySPOTComm: Facilitating Communication over IEEE 802.15.4 between Sun SPOTs and TinyOS-Based Motes
    SENSAPPEAL
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11870-8_12
Daniel Akker1,*, Kurt Smolderen,*, Peter Cleyn1,*, Bart Braem1,*, Chris Blondia1,*
  • 1: University of Antwerp – IBBT
*Contact email: Daniel.VanDenAkker@ua.ac.be, Kurt.Smolderen@ua.ac.be, Peter.DeCleyn@ua.ac.be, Bart.Braem@ua.ac.be, Chris.Blondia@ua.ac.be

Abstract

The increasing popularity of sensor network has spawned a wide range of platforms and frameworks for sensor network development. While in theory nodes based on different frameworks should provide radio stack compatibility, in practice this is rarely the case. We explore this problem by providing a case study and introduce TinySPOTComm, a customized radio stack for the Sun SPOT platform which allows for radio communication between IEEE 802.15.4 based TinyOS motes and Sun SPOTs. The TinySPOTComm radio stack remains fully compatible with the Sun SPOT radio stack and its network performance is only marginally affected in comparison to the default Sun SPOT radio stack. Performance tests have shown good results when communicating between TinyOS motes and Sun SPOTs. The round trip time, when measured between a Sun SPOT and a TinyOS mote, is affected by no more than 15%, in comparison to the RTT between two TinyOS motes. In the same scenario an increase in throughput of more than 50% has been measured.