Nowadays, the overcrowding of ISM bands is becoming anevident limitation for the performance and widespread us-age of 802.11 and 802.15.4 technologies. In this demo, weprove that it is possible to opportunistically exploit the inter-technology interference between 802.11 and 802.15.4 to buildan unconventional low-rate communication channel and sig-nalling protocol, devised to improve the performance of eachcontending technology. Differently from previous solutions,inter-technology communications do not require the deploy-ment of a gateway with two network interfaces, but can beactivated (when needed) directly between two heterogeneousnodes, e.g. a WiFi node and a ZigBee node. This capabilitycan be very useful for coordinating channel access betweenWiFi and ZigBee networks, reading measurements from ZigBee sensors, or configuring ZigBee actuators (e.g. an on/off power switch) directly by using common smartphones or laptops which are only equipped with WiFi interfaces.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|