The hint protocol: Using a broadcast method to enable ID-free data transmission for dense IoT devices

Yi Ren, Ren Jie Wu, Yu-Chee Tseng

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Abstract

IoT (Internet of Things) has attracted a lot of attention recently. IoT devices need to report their data or status to base stations at various frequencies. The IoT communications observed by a base station normally exhibit the following characteristics: (1) massively connected, (2) lightly loaded per packet, and (3) periodical or at least mostly predictable. The current design principals of communication networks, when applied to IoT scenarios, however, do not fit well to these requirements. For example, an IPv6 address is 128 bits, which is much longer than a 16-bit temperature report. Also, contending to send a small packet is not cost-effective. In this work, we propose a novel framework, which is slot-based, schedule-oriented, and identity-free for uploading IoT devices' data. We show that it fits very well for IoT applications. We propose two schemes, from an ideal one to a more practical one. The main idea is to bundle time slots with certain hashing functions of device IDs, thus significantly reducing transmission overheads, including device IDs and contention overheads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages473-478
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043385
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 May 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017 - Kona, Big Island, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 201717 Mar 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017
CountryUnited States
CityKona, Big Island
Period13/03/1717/03/17

Keywords

  • Communication Protocol
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Machine-Type-Communication
  • Small data transmission
  • Wireless Network

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    Ren, Y., Wu, R. J., & Tseng, Y-C. (2017). The hint protocol: Using a broadcast method to enable ID-free data transmission for dense IoT devices. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017 (pp. 473-478). [7917609] (2017 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PERCOMW.2017.7917609