Problem of Standardization of Configuration Data in Wireless Sensor Networks: The Case of Routing Protocols


The exploitation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is constrained by limited power, low computing power and storage and short-range radio transmission. Many routing protocols respecting these constraints were developed but, it still lacks formal and standardized solutions being able to help in their configuration. The configuration management that responds to this concern is very important in this type of network. It consists of the definition of data models to configure and is very necessary for the good network performance. Tangible results were obtained in traditional networks with the emergence of NETCONF and YANG standards, but on the best of our humble knowledge there are none yet in WSNs. We propose in this paper wsn-routing-protocol, a YANG data model for routing protocols configuration in WSNs. Following our model, we propose two YANG configuration data models based on the latter: they are respectively aodv for AODV and rpl for RPL.

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T. Ndie and J. Noutat, "Problem of Standardization of Configuration Data in Wireless Sensor Networks: The Case of Routing Protocols," Wireless Sensor Network, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2012, pp. 177-184. doi: 10.4236/wsn.2012.47026.

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