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Deploying a 6LoWPAN, CoAP, low power, wireless sensor network

Fabre, Arthur, Martinez, Kirk, Bragg, Graeme, Basford, Philip, Hart, Jane, Bader, Sebastian and Bragg, Olivia (2016) Deploying a 6LoWPAN, CoAP, low power, wireless sensor network At ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, United States. 14 - 16 Nov 2016. 2 pp. (doi:10.1145/2994551.2996707).

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


In order to integrate equipment from different vendors, wireless sensor networks need to become more standardized. Using IP as the basis of low power radio networks, together with application layer standards designed for this purpose is one way forward. This research focuses on implementing and deploying a system using Contiki, 6LoWPAN over an 868 MHz radio network, together with CoAP as a standard application layer protocol. A system was deployed in the Cairngorm mountains in Scotland as an environmental sensor network, measuring streams, temperature profiles in peat and periglacial features. It was found that RPL provided an effective routing algorithm, and that the use of UDP packets with CoAP proved to be an energy efficient application layer. This combination of technologies can be very effective in large area sensor networks.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 14 November 2016
Venue - Dates: ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, United States, 2016-11-14 - 2016-11-16
Keywords: internet of things, sensor networks
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 14 Sep 2016 13:01
Last modified: 14 Aug 2017 16:31

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Author: Arthur Fabre
Author: Kirk Martinez ORCID iD
Author: Graeme Bragg
Author: Philip Basford ORCID iD
Author: Jane Hart ORCID iD
Author: Sebastian Bader
Author: Olivia Bragg

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