The applicability of existing Cross-Technology Communication (CTC) methods, which rely on packet-level modulation, is severely limited due to their very low throughput, e.g., tens of bps. Our work, named as WEBee, opens a promising direction for high throughput CTC via physical-level emulation. Specifically, WEBee synthesizes the time-domain signals by choosing appropriate frequency-domain components fed into the subcarriers of WiFi OFDM. WE-Bee can emulate the desired physical-layer ZigBee signals by manipulating only the data bits in WiFi packet payload, requiring neither hardware nor firmware changes in commodity technologies. Moreover, WEBee enables the parallel CTC, where one WiFi frame emulates two ZigBee frames simultaneously. To evaluate the performance, we implemented WEBee on commodity devices (the Atheros AR2425 WiFi card, BCM 4330 WiFi card and CC2420, CC2530 ZigBee devices). Our comprehensive evaluation reveals that WEBee can achieve the CTC between WiFi and ZigBee with a reliable throughput of 126Kbps in noisy environment, 16, 000x faster than current state-of-the-art CTC methods.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||MobiCom 2017 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Oct 4 2017|
|Event||23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom 2017 - Snowbird, United States|
Duration: Aug 16 2017 → Aug 20 2017
|Name||Proceedings of the Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MOBICOM|
|Conference||23rd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, MobiCom 2017|
|Period||8/16/17 → 8/20/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by the NSF CNS-1444021, NSF CNS-1718456 and NSF China 61672196. We sincerely thank anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and feedback.
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- Cross Technology Communication
- Internet of Tings
- Signal Emulation