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Supporting IPv6 Interaction with Wireless Sensor Networks Using NP++

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Published

Publication date2008
Host publicationProceeding WASA '08 Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications
EditorsYingshu Li, Dung T. Huynh, Sajal K. Das, Ding-Zhu Du
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Pages409-419
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-88581-8
Original languageEnglish

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications
CityDallas
Period26/10/0828/10/08

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume5258
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications
CityDallas
Period26/10/0828/10/08

Abstract

There is growing interest in exploiting standard Internet protocols such as IPv6 in wireless sensor networks. Support for IPv6 has the potential to facilitate application development, increase the flexibility of sensor node interaction, and better integrate sensor nodes into the 'Internet of things'. Unfortunately, IPv6 is poorly suited for resource-constrained environments and is particularly wasteful for typical wireless sensor network data flows. This paper presents NP++, a flexible network protocol that provides efficient mapping of IPv6 onto heterogeneous physical networks. The performance of NP++ is evaluated in the context of a deployed WSN-based flood monitoring and warning system.