Routing Approach in IPv6 Ubiquitous Internet-Based Home Automation Network
Internet-based home automation system allows home owners to monitor and control connected devices in the home using any Internet enabled device. The home’s low power and low data rate, control and monitoring needs are catered for using 6LoWPAN. The home’s high data rate needs are met by the Wi-Fi standard. IPv6 routing is implemented to facilitate interconnection between heterogeneous 6LoWPAN, Wi-Fi, outside IPv6 networks. There are two types of routing which need to be considered: routing inside a 6LoWPAN, routing between a 6LoWPAN and another IP home automation network. In this paper we analyze and discuss the available routing solutions proposed to support interconnection and unique requirement over IPv6 ubiquitous Internet-based home automation network. For Wi-Fi and connection to outside IPv6 home automation network, it can use the existing routing protocols because of long-standing and well-established. For 6LoWPAN, unique routing requirements of home automation networks is challenging, especially in 6LoWPAN networks with low-power and lossy radio links and battery-powered nodes. Important requirements include energy consumption, memory uses, mobility, scalability, and so forth. Briefly, not all routing requirements of home automation applications met by the available routing protocol, although the vast majority can fulfill.
KeywordsHome automation Routing Network IPv6 6lowpan Wireless
This research was supported by Basic Science Research program through the National Research Fund of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST), Korea (2012-035454).
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