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Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

, Volume 64, Issue 3–4, pp 489–503 | Cite as

μDDS: A Middleware for Real-time Wireless Embedded Systems

  • Apolinar GonzálezEmail author
  • W. Mata
  • L. Villaseñor
  • R. Aquino
  • Jose Simo
  • M. Chávez
  • A. Crespo
Article

Abstract

A Real-Time Wireless Distributed Embedded System (RTWDES) is formed by a large quantity of small devices with certain computing power, wireless communication and sensing/actuators capabilities. These types of networks have become popular as they have been developed for applications which can carry out a vast quantity of tasks, including home and building monitoring, object tracking, precision agriculture, military applications, disaster recovery, industry applications, among others. For this type of applications a middleware is used in software systems to bridge the gap between the application and the underlying operating system and networks. As a result, a middleware system can facilitate the development of applications and is designed to provide common services to the applications. The development of a middleware for sensor networks presents several challenges due to the limited computational resources and energy of the different nodes. This work is related with the design, implementation and test of a micro middleware for RTWDES; the proposal incorporates characteristics of a message oriented middleware thus allowing the applications to communicate by employing the publish/subscribe model. Experimental evaluation shows that the proposed middleware provides a stable and timely service to support different Quality of Service (QoS) levels.

Keywords

Real-time middleware Real-time distributed systems Embedded systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Apolinar González
    • 1
    Email author
  • W. Mata
    • 1
  • L. Villaseñor
    • 2
  • R. Aquino
    • 3
  • Jose Simo
    • 4
  • M. Chávez
    • 1
  • A. Crespo
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical EnigineeringUniversity of ColimaColimaMexico
  2. 2.CICESE Research Center.EnsenadaMexico
  3. 3.Faculty of TelematicsUniversity of ColimaColimaMexico
  4. 4.Polytechnic University of ValenceValenciaSpain

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