A protocol development kit for wireless systems

Thomas Mcgiffen, Sharanya Srinivas, Daniel Bliss

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The popularity of Wi-Fi and cellular demonstrate the demand for, and usefulness of wireless systems. Both are designed specifically for their applications; which can be loosely described as an indoor/outdoor solution offering a high data rate. Multiple other applications to be served by wireless systems exist, such as those requiring a lower data rate solution, lower cost, and/or lower power. But, the extreme cost and time spent to develop Wi-Fi and cellular protocols are prohibitive, particularly for applications serving less lucrative markets or those demanding rapid development. We seek to reduce these burdens through automated protocol design, opening up new markets and applications. In this paper, we present a protocol development kit (PDK). This PDK starts with general requirements, such as desired range, data rate, etc. The PDK then recommends a viable protocol for that scenario, and demonstrates the protocol in a wireless simulation. The intent of our PDK is to automate, and therefore greatly reduce both the workload and the time to develop a new wireless protocol, facilitating wireless deployment in new applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467399449
StatePublished - May 4 2018
Event4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Feb 5 2018Feb 8 2018


Other4th IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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