WiSHFUL: Enabling Coordination Solutions for Managing Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

Ilenia Tinnirello, Domenico Garlisi, Pierluigi Gallo, Spilios Giannoulis, Anatolij Zubow, Eli De Poorter, Peter Ruckebusch, Mikoaj Chwalisz, Piotr Gawowicz, Luiz Dasilva, Ingrid Moerman

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The paradigm shift toward the Internet of Things results in an increasing number of wire- less applications being deployed. Since many of these applications contend for the same physical medium (i.e., the unlicensed ISM bands), there is a clear need for beyond-state-of-the-art solu- tions that coordinate medium access across het- erogeneous wireless networks. Such solutions demand ne-grained control of each device and technology, which currently requires a substantial amount of effort given that the control APIs are different on each hardware platform, technolo- gy, and operating system. In this article an open architecture is proposed that overcomes this hur- dle by providing uni ed programming interfaces (UPIs) for monitoring and controlling heteroge- neous devices and wireless networks. The UPIs enable creation and testing of advanced coordi- nation solutions while minimizing the complexity and implementation overhead. The availability of such interfaces is also crucial for the realization of emerging software-de ned networking approach- es for heterogeneous wireless networks. To illus- trate the use of UPIs, a showcase is presented that simultaneously changes the MAC behavior of multiple wireless technologies in order to mitigate cross-technology interference taking advantage of the enhanced monitoring and control functional- ity. An open source implementation of the UPIs is available for wireless researchers and developers. It currently supports multiple widely used technol- ogies (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, LTE), operat- ing systems (Linux, Windows, Contiki), and radio platforms (Atheros, Broadcom, CC2520, Xylink Zynq, ), as well as advanced recon gurable radio systems (IRIS, GNURadio, WMP, TAISC).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)118-125
Numero di pagine8
RivistaIEEE Communications Magazine
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Tinnirello, I., Garlisi, D., Gallo, P., Giannoulis, S., Zubow, A., De Poorter, E., Ruckebusch, P., Chwalisz, M., Gawowicz, P., Dasilva, L., & Moerman, I. (2017). WiSHFUL: Enabling Coordination Solutions for Managing Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, 55, 118-125.