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Adding support for delay tolerance to IPv6 networks

Adding support for delay tolerance to IPv6 networks
Adding support for delay tolerance to IPv6 networks
As we continue to connect ever lower power and more power constrained devices to the Internet of Things the problem of maintaining constant end to end connectivity becomes harder. Accepting that continuous end to end connectivity cannot be maintained, we are forced to seek solutions to allow good operating function. Delay Tolerant Networking, an evolution of existing store and forward systems is a candidate for resolving this issue, however, current implementations are not ideal for use in constrained Internet of Things environments. We propose a solution to this by integrating the capabilities of Delay Tolerant Networking into the IP layer, in such a way as to maintain compatibility with existing and future systems and minimising additional overhead. This has been achieved by developing a new IPv6 Hop by Hop option header which contains the information required for messages to be delayed. This solution is then demonstrated to be implementable within the limitations of current Internet of Things hardware.
1877-0509
Elsevier
Ward, Tyler
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Martinez, Kirk
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Chown, Tim
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Ward, Tyler
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Martinez, Kirk
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Chown, Tim
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Ward, Tyler, Martinez, Kirk and Chown, Tim (2015) Adding support for delay tolerance to IPv6 networks. In The 10th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC 2015) / The 12th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC 2015) Affiliated Workshops. vol. 56, Elsevier.. (doi:10.1016/j.procs.2015.07.202).

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Abstract

As we continue to connect ever lower power and more power constrained devices to the Internet of Things the problem of maintaining constant end to end connectivity becomes harder. Accepting that continuous end to end connectivity cannot be maintained, we are forced to seek solutions to allow good operating function. Delay Tolerant Networking, an evolution of existing store and forward systems is a candidate for resolving this issue, however, current implementations are not ideal for use in constrained Internet of Things environments. We propose a solution to this by integrating the capabilities of Delay Tolerant Networking into the IP layer, in such a way as to maintain compatibility with existing and future systems and minimising additional overhead. This has been achieved by developing a new IPv6 Hop by Hop option header which contains the information required for messages to be delayed. This solution is then demonstrated to be implementable within the limitations of current Internet of Things hardware.

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Submitted date: 20 May 2015
Accepted/In Press date: 20 May 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 31 July 2015
Venue - Dates: The 10th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC 2015), France, 2015-08-17 - 2015-08-20
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering

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Local EPrints ID: 380045
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/380045
ISSN: 1877-0509
PURE UUID: edaa1f61-6b9a-4945-ab25-0c59fb46ada2
ORCID for Kirk Martinez: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3859-5700
ORCID for Tim Chown: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4726-018X

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Date deposited: 02 Sep 2015 15:33
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:54

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