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openDSME: Reliable Time-Slotted Multi-Hop Communication for IEEE 802.15.4

  • Florian KauerEmail author
  • Maximilian Köstler
  • Volker Turau
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Part of the EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing book series (EAISICC)

Abstract

Using wireless sensor and actuator networks in industrial applications promises timely and fine-grained feedback and control of plants. However, these applications call for very high reliability that cannot be fulfilled with contention-based medium access. Therefore, the IEEE 802.15.4 standard was extended with multiple time-slotted as well as frequency-agile medium access techniques. The Deterministic and Synchronous Multi-Channel Extension (DSME) is of particular interest due to its extensive set of standardized methods for distributed slot management. This chapter presents openDSME, a comprehensive implementation of DSME to be used in the OMNeT++ simulator as well as on real-life wireless sensor nodes. The main features of DSME are presented, together with implementation details of openDSME. The chapter concludes with a step-by-step tutorial to get started with openDSME.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the development of openDSME, starting with Tobias Lübkert for the first functional OMNeT++ DSME implementation, Sandrina Backhauß (now Köstler) for mastering the complex data structures, Axel Neuser for the Contiki port, and Florian Meyer for the channel hopping and CAP reduction functionality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florian Kauer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maximilian Köstler
    • 1
  • Volker Turau
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of TelematicsHamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

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