An infrastructure for service oriented sensor networks
2006 (English)In: Journal of Computers, ISSN 1796-203X, E-ISSN 1796-203X, Vol. 1, no 5, 20-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Emerging wireless technologies enable ubiquitous access to networked services. Integration of wireless technologies into sensor and actuator nodes provides the means for remote access and control. However, ad hoc deployment of nodes complicates the process of finding, selecting and sing these in a meaningful way. The use of a service discovery framework enables nodes to present themselves and the resources they hold. In this paper, we review the applicability of a number of well-known service discovery protocols in the context of networked nodes. Multicast DNS and Service Discovery (mDNS-SD) stands out with its auto-configuration, distributed architecture,sharing of resources, and wide area access. For wireless battery operated and resource constrained nodes, we seek to integrate SD and power management techniques. This leads us to a standards based infrastructure for service oriented sensor networks where; 1) nodes collaborate in an ad hoc fashion by using SD techniques to discover (and announce) resources locally and over the public Internet, 2) nodes preserve power through aggressive utilization of low power (sleep) modes, while yet being reachable for clients according to defined schemas, and 3) clients may access and configure nodes, and (if possible) access sleeping nodes by implicit wake-up procedures. To demonstrate the proposed infrastructure a complete experimental setup has been devised featuring; Bluetooth enabled nodes, lightweight implementations of mDNS-SD and communication stacks, Internet access through cellular/wired gateways, together with a public DNS server. Our experiments verify that mDNS-SD can be effectively deployed on small wireless sensor and actuator nodes and provides the basis of a service oriented infrastructure for low power sensor networks.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 1, no 5, 20-29 p.
Research subject Industrial Electronics; Embedded System
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8114Local ID: 693eb2b0-86b9-11db-8975-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-8114DiVA: diva2:981005
Validerad; 2006; 20061206 (jench)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved