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Project Work

Realization of Link-Layer Interoperability for IPv6 in Heterogenous Sensornode Platforms

To realize the vision of the Internet of Things, various efforts are undertaken to bring the internet protocol even to the most resource-constrained devices such as wireless sensor nodes. One important building block is the 6LoWPAN protocol which enables transmission of IPv6 datagrams via link layers such as the 802.15.4 protocol.

Although 6LoWPAN has reached RFC status in the meantime, there exist some unsolved questions, especially concerning the forwarding of fragmented IPv6 datagrams via multiple hops. For this reason, an implementation of the 6LoWPAN protocol was created for the {CometOS} framework to enable the evaluation of performance-improving mechanisms.

To be able to validate the implementation and verify its correctness, within this Bachelor's Thesis or project work the interoperability with an existing 6LoWPAN implementation for the TinyOS shall be investigated. This includes the build-up of a mixed testbed from the available hardware at the institute (IRIS motes, ATmega128RFA1), the development of test cases and their execution within the network.

Start date 1. December 2012
End date 28. February 2013
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Projects CometOS | SensorNet
Supervisor Dr-Ing. Andreas Weigel