Leveraging Cross-Technology Broadcast Communication to build Gateway-Free Smart Homes

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Abstract

Despite the growing interest in cross-technology communication, its application to real-world systems is still limited, as existing schemes are mostly unidirectional and technology-specific. The lack of generic solutions as well as the complexity of their integration reduces the applicability in a broader scope. In this paper, we propose a solution to augment Wi-Fi, BLE, and ZigBee devices with the ability to transmit and receive cross-technology broadcast frames alongside their existing
functionality. After experimentally evaluating the performance of our solution on a variety of hardware platforms, we leverage it to build a gateway-free smart home, where a smartphone can simultaneously control heterogeneous smart objects. The
smart objects, which include an off-the-shelf ZigBee light bulb and a BLE-enabled door lock from different vendors, perform cross-technology communication while retaining their original functionality and can maintain duty-cycled operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication17th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)
Number of pages9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 14 Jul 2021
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems: DCOSS 2021 - Virtuell, Cyprus
Duration: 14 Jul 202116 Jul 2021
https://dcoss.org/

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems
Abbreviated titleDCOSS 2021
CountryCyprus
CityVirtuell
Period14/07/2116/07/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • Cross-technology communication
  • IoT
  • Nexmon
  • Smart door lock
  • Smart light bulb
  • BLE
  • IEEE 802.15.4
  • Wi-Fi
  • ZigBee
  • Broadcom bcm43
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Nexus 6P

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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