Gathering sensor data in home networks with IPFIX

Thomas Kothmayr, Corinna Schmitt, Lothar Braun, Georg Carle

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Sensor Networks - 7th European Conference, EWSN 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2010
Event7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2010 - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 17 Feb 201019 Feb 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5970 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2010


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