Supporting Adaptation of Wireless Communication Protocols

  • Lachhman Das Dhomeja Institute of Information and Communication Technology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • Irfan Ali Soomro Institute of Information and Communication Technology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
  • Yasir Arfat Malkani Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Sindh, Jamshoro

Abstract

Pervasive devices such as mobile phones and PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) come with different wireless communication capabilities, for example, WiFi (Wireless Fidelity), Bluetooth, IrDA (Infrared), etc. In order for pervasive devices to interact with each other, they need to have matching (alike) communication capabilities, otherwise such heterogeneous devices would not be able to interact with each other. In this paper we address this issue and propose a system that makes devices with heterogeneous wireless communication capabilities communicate with each other. The proposed system supports adaptation of wireless communication protocols through a proxy, which sits between a client and a server, and supports adaptation of wireless communication protocols. Its functionality involves intercepting a request made by a client with a different wireless communication capability (e.g. Bluetooth) from what the server has (e.g. WiFi), connecting to the server and then sending results back to the client. We have tested the system by implementing a messaging service application and running it on the system. The proxy supports all Bluetooth protocols, i.e. OBEX (Object Exchange), L2CAP (Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol), RFCOM (Radio Frequency Communication) and WiFi protocol and can run on (J2MW (Java 2 Micro Edition) enabled mobile phones which support both Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities.

Published
Oct 1, 2016
How to Cite
DHOMEJA, Lachhman Das; SOOMRO, Irfan Ali; MALKANI, Yasir Arfat. Supporting Adaptation of Wireless Communication Protocols. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 35, n. 4, p. 561-568, oct. 2016. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <http://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/375>. Date accessed: 25 aug. 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.1604.07.
This is an open Access Article published by Mehran University of Engineering and Technolgy, Jamshoro under CCBY 4.0 International License