Research efforts in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) are providing solutions in building new types of “network of networks”, going beyond the technological barriers due to intrinsic limitations of the constrained devices typically used in this context. Thanks to the improvement in communication/networking protocols and the hardware cost reduction, it is now possible to define new IoT architectures, combining the “Micro” IoT paradigm, based on short-range radio technologies (e.g., IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11), with the rising “Macro” IoT paradigm, based on Sub-GHz radio technologies. This allows the implementation of scalable network architectures, able to collect data coming from constrained devices and process them in order to provide useful services and applications to final consumers. In this work, we focus on practical integration between Micro and Macro IoT approaches, providing architectural and performance details for a set of experimental tests carried out in the campus of the University of Parma. We then discuss challenges and solutions of the proposed Micro-Macro integrated IoT systems.

From Micro to Macro IoT: Challenges and Solutions in the Integration of IEEE 802.15.4/802.11 and Sub-GHz Technologies / Davoli, Luca; Belli, Laura; Cilfone, Antonio; Ferrari, Gianluigi. - In: IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL. - ISSN 2327-4662. - (2018), pp. 1-1. [10.1109/JIOT.2017.2747900]

From Micro to Macro IoT: Challenges and Solutions in the Integration of IEEE 802.15.4/802.11 and Sub-GHz Technologies

Davoli, Luca
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Belli, Laura;Cilfone, Antonio;Ferrari, Gianluigi
2018

Abstract

Research efforts in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) are providing solutions in building new types of “network of networks”, going beyond the technological barriers due to intrinsic limitations of the constrained devices typically used in this context. Thanks to the improvement in communication/networking protocols and the hardware cost reduction, it is now possible to define new IoT architectures, combining the “Micro” IoT paradigm, based on short-range radio technologies (e.g., IEEE 802.15.4 and IEEE 802.11), with the rising “Macro” IoT paradigm, based on Sub-GHz radio technologies. This allows the implementation of scalable network architectures, able to collect data coming from constrained devices and process them in order to provide useful services and applications to final consumers. In this work, we focus on practical integration between Micro and Macro IoT approaches, providing architectural and performance details for a set of experimental tests carried out in the campus of the University of Parma. We then discuss challenges and solutions of the proposed Micro-Macro integrated IoT systems.
From Micro to Macro IoT: Challenges and Solutions in the Integration of IEEE 802.15.4/802.11 and Sub-GHz Technologies / Davoli, Luca; Belli, Laura; Cilfone, Antonio; Ferrari, Gianluigi. - In: IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL. - ISSN 2327-4662. - (2018), pp. 1-1. [10.1109/JIOT.2017.2747900]
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