Date of Award

12-1-2012

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Crosby, Garth

Abstract

In this thesis we provide a feasible solution for converging Machine to machine (M2M) networks and 3gpp Long Term Evolution advanced (LTE-A) Network. As a M2M network, a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is chosen. In order to overcome the power consumption restriction in M2M communication, IPv6 Low Power Personal Area Network (6LoWPAN) standard is used over IEEE 802.15.4 interface. A dual mode gateway structure is proposed for integration of two networks. One side of the gateway is connected to the M2M network, and the other side is the User Equipment (UE) which is the last node of LTE access layer. In term of Network convergence, Tight Coupling is preferred to decrease the expected end to end latency. The proposed structure is implemented in OMNET++ simulator.

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