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PLC sensor IPv6 networking interoperabe with WSN

Cedric Chauvenet 1, 2 Pierre-Emmanuel Goudet 2 Mathieu Pouillot 2 Bernard Tourancheau 1, 3, 4 Denis Genon-Catalot 5 
1 SWING - Smart Wireless Networking
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services
4 GRAAL - Algorithms and Scheduling for Distributed Heterogeneous Platforms
Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, LIP - Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme
Abstract : Technology evolution have made possible to connect all kind of devices to IP network. This becomes an evident objective for sensors networks research. In this paper, we investigate the possibility of using IPv6 for sensor networks connected through powerline communication (PLC) non-wireless mediums and demonstrate possible interoperability. Our work is based on the adaptation of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard protocol. It is constrained by the low-power, lossy and low data-rate context of powerline transceiver that uses pulse modulation. Our aim is to provide interoperability features regarding others mediums with a robust and reliable communication stack for smart metering, home control or home area networks applications. This document propose the first adaptation of the IEEE 802.15.4 commons standard on PLC medium. Following this standard interface, we demonstrate the possibility to carry out data on PLC with great reliability, and low power energy requirement using our WPCTMphysical layer (standing for Watt Pulse Communication (WPC)). Relying on this adaptation, we then focus on the convergence of the IPv6 protocol at the network level, with the 6LoWPAN adaptation. We also present our initial implementation of the RPL setup and routing protocol. This allows for a full network layer stack and results in efficient routing in our low power, low data-rate and lossy network context. Thus, we finally demonstrate interoperability with a real testbed between powerline and wireless sensor networks running IEEE 802.15.4/6LoWPAN/IPv6/RPL stacks. We conclude about the interest of such interoperability for the real usage of sensor networks with a feedback from field's applications deployment and our future work.
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Cedric Chauvenet, Pierre-Emmanuel Goudet, Mathieu Pouillot, Bernard Tourancheau, Denis Genon-Catalot. PLC sensor IPv6 networking interoperabe with WSN. International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, 2010. ⟨inria-00563227⟩



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