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A gateway-based framework for transparent interconnection between WSN and IP network

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3 Author(s)
Emara, K.A. ; Ain Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt ; Abdeen, M. ; Hashem, M.

Wireless sensor network (WSN) envisions ubiquitous computing future in many fields, such as environmental monitoring, military surveillance, and inventory tracking. These applications need-in many cases-to interconnect with IP networks. The fact that the WSN has its own application-specific non-standardized protocols presents a significant challenge to establish such interconnection. In this paper, we propose a generic gateway-based framework for WSN-IP network interconnection. This framework allows access to individual sensor nodes and enables network-based query for data-centric WSN. It also provides transparent access from one network to the other without modifying protocols running in either network. Moreover, this framework can be extended to use multi-gateways to provide fault tolerance and load balancing.

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EUROCON 2009, EUROCON '09. IEEE

Date of Conference:

18-23 May 2009