Exploring the microsoft.NET micro framework for prototyping applied Wireless Sensor Networks

Jay D. Carlson, Mateusz Mittek, Lance C. Perez

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Abstract

Most Wireless Sensor Network platforms - such as the Mica, Iris, and Telos B families of motes - use low-power 8-bit microprocessors which have limited memory and processing capabilities, thus requiring researchers to implement communication protocols and data processing routines using low-level programming practices that are tedious and cumbersome. Rich features available in modern desktop operating systems - such as threads, memory management, and exception-handling - are largely absent. The Microsoft.NET Micro Framework implements a scaled-back.NET framework suitable for development on low-cost, low-power wireless sensors, while providing developers a rapid software development environment for prototyping embedded applications. Here, this technology is explored by comparing performance characteristics with those of traditional 8-bit platforms, as well as Sun SPOT, a popular platform that also uses a managed-language runtime. The.NET Micro Framework platform was found to offer researchers the most flexibility in terms of hardware and software prototyping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: May 9 2013May 11 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology
ISSN (Print)2154-0357
ISSN (Electronic)2154-0373

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period5/9/135/11/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Carlson, J. D., Mittek, M., & Perez, L. C. (2013). Exploring the microsoft.NET micro framework for prototyping applied Wireless Sensor Networks. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, EIT 2013 [6632701] (IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology). https://doi.org/10.1109/EIT.2013.6632701