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Neighbor discovery MAC with RFid device in Delay tolerant networking

posted Jul 18, 2012, 11:58 AM by Danilo Amendola   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 2:57 PM ]
In delay tolerant networking (DTN) nodes exploit their mobility in order to carry messages to their intended destination. Thus the knowledge of a node’s neighbors over time, is a fundamental requirement for DTN nodes to exchange knowledge and messages. A typical problem in this task occurs when the neighboring nodes try to response to the neighbor discovery request initiated by a requesting node, during a fixed contention time window. In this project, started with my Master Thesis, I investigated a novel neighbor discovery protocol proposed for resource constraint devices (RFID tags) running according to the delay tolerant networking paradigm.

Keywords: DTN, RFID, Ad Hoc, Neighbour Discovery, IoT.

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Published papers on the project:
  1. Neighbor discovery in delay tolerant networking using resource-constraint devices. Wireless Days 2013 - 
  2. Efficient Neighbor Discovery in RFID based devices over resource-constrained DTN networks. ICC 2014 -
  3. Performance evaluation of a multi-frame persistent neighbor discovery strategy based on Sift-distribution in DTN RFID networks. SPECTS 2014 -
  • [attached] Poster presented at Wireless Days 2013;
  • [link] GitHub repository of modified OpenBeacon's firmware.

Danilo Amendola,
Oct 24, 2016, 2:31 PM