The ANGEL IEEE 802.15.4 Enhancement Layer: Coupling Priority Queueing and Service Differentiation
Conference: European Wireless 2008 - 14th European Wireless Conference
06/22/2008 - 06/25/2008 at Prague, Czech Republic
Proceedings: European Wireless 2008
Pages: 7Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Kipnis, Danil; Willig, Andreas; Hauer, Jan-Hinrich; Karowski, Niels (Telecommunication Networks Group, Technical University of Berlin)
The EU FP6 ANGEL project considers the usage of IEEE 802.15.4-based wireless sensor network technology in medical applications. Some key requirements found in this class of applications are not well supported by IEEE 802.15.4. In this paper we propose a wrapper layer on top of IEEE 802.15.4 that adds, amongst others, a mechanism combining priority queueing and per-packet parameter control to provide (stochastic) service differentiation. In this paper we describe the design and implementation of this mechanism and present measurement results, showing its effectiveness.