Gathering Sensor Data in Home Networks with IPFIX

  • Thomas Kothmayr
  • Corinna Schmitt
  • Lothar Braun
  • Georg Carle
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5970)


New developments in military, health and home areas call for new approaches for data acquisition in real-time. Such application areas frequently include challenging requirements for collection, processing and analysis of environmental data. Wireless Sensor Networks can collect such environmental data efficiently. Collected sensor node data needs to be transmitted in an efficient way due to limitations of sensor node resources in battery power and available bandwidth. In this paper, we present a method for efficient transmission of sensor measurement data using the IETF standard IPFIX. We show that its template based design is suitable for efficient transmission of senor data with low bandwidth consumption. In this paper, we present the protocol and its implementation in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Additionally, a header compression scheme is introduced which further reduces communication cost during data transmission.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Kothmayr
    • 1
  • Corinna Schmitt
    • 1
  • Lothar Braun
    • 1
  • Georg Carle
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für InformatikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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