Recent research on CTC (cross-technology communication) demonstrates the viability of direct coordination among heterogeneous devices (e.g., WiFi and ZigBee) with incompatible physical layers. Although encouraging, current solutions suffer from either severe inefficiency in channel utilization or low throughput using limited beacons. To address these limitations, this paper presents C-Morse, which leverages all traffic (such as through data packets, beacons and other control frames) to achieve a high cross-technology communication throughput. The key idea of C-Morse is to slightly perturb the transmission timing of existing WiFi packets to construct recognizable radio energy patterns without introducing noticeable delays to upper layers. At the receiver side, ZigBee captures such patterns by sensing the RSSI value, and then decodes the transmitted symbols. C-Morse also introduces a novel timing-based multiplexing technique to allow the coexistence of multiple C-Morse access points and reject other interference, showing a reliable symbol delivery ratio. As a result, C-Morse achieves a free side-channel, whose CTC throughput is as much as 9 χ of the present state of the art, while maintaining the through traffic within a negligible delay that goes unnoticed by applications and end-users.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||INFOCOM 2017 - IEEE Conference on Computer Communications|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - Oct 2 2017|
|Event||2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2017 - Atlanta, United States|
Duration: May 1 2017 → May 4 2017
|Name||Proceedings - IEEE INFOCOM|
|Other||2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, INFOCOM 2017|
|Period||5/1/17 → 5/4/17|
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Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by US NSF Grant CNS-1525235 and CNS-1444021. We sincerely thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable feedback and suggestions.