Fall 2010 IAB
September 15 to 17

Dr. Thomas Watteyne, UC Berkeley

OpenWSN: Open-Source Standards-Based Protocol Stacks for Wireless Mesh Networks

Major standardization bodies have been looking at how wireless multi-hop networks should operate reliably (IEEE 802.15.4E, IETF RPL), how they can integrate within the Internet (IETF 6LoWPAN), and how utilities and end users should can interact (OpenADR). All of these standards are being finalized. The timing is right to federate these standards into a fully-functional protocol stack, to implement it on a number of hardware and software platforms, and to use the resulting networks in smart buildings and smart homes.

Through ongoing collaboration with LBNL and CEC/CIEE, we are designing and evaluating this communication stacks which is tightly integrated within the Smart Grid vision. Our current project OpenWSN (http://openwsn.berkeley.edu/) provides open-source implementations of these protocols on different hardware and software platforms.