Communicating Personal Gadgets

Johan Scholten, P.G. Jansen, Laurens Hop

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    This paper focuses on communication in personal area networks. A personal area networks (PAN) is characterized as an informal collection, or community, of connected small, lightweight, and resource-lean devices, or gadgets. Two basic concepts are visible in the development of PANs, the distributed and the centralized concept. The paper introduces a real-time communication protocol that is suitable for both concepts. The communication protocol can deal with several types of traffic: real-time or nonreal- time, bursty or isochronous, high or low bitrate. The protocol is undemanding in terms of resources, so even simple devices can participate in the network. The network is simulated and a prototype is realized.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conf. (CCNC)
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-8146-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004
    Event1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2004 - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20048 Jan 2004
    Conference number: 1

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Conference1st IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2004
    Abbreviated titleCCNC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas


    • METIS-221864
    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • EWI-781
    • IR-49457

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