Portable Fog Gateways for Resilient Sensors Data Aggregation in Internet-less Environment

  • Ahmad Muzaffar bin Baharudin Keio University
  • Mika Saari Tampere University of Technology
  • Pekka Sillberg Tampere University of Technology
  • Petri Rantanen Tampere University of Technology
  • Jari Soini Tampere University of Technology
  • Hannu Jaakkola Tampere University of Technology
  • Wanglin Yan Keio University

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Abstract

Fog computing is gaining attention due to the potential of aggregating and processing time-sensitive data at the nearby intelligent gateways. It reduces the latency of sensors data aggregation and response time therefore, improve real-time action which is beneficial in environmental monitoring and early warning systems. However, deploying edge computing in Internet-less environment seems unpractical and the mobility of gateways is less focused in current literature. In this paper, we present a practical design of a portable gateways scheme for sensors data aggregation and processing in Internet-less environment. The proposed gateways can locate their geographical locations which can be automatically converted into location names at the central gateway. The proposed portable Fog Gateways are developed by using open-source hardware and integrated with Cloud database for data storage. Data processing techniques such as data parsing and Reverse Geocoding are conducted for reliable data transmission by using GSM/GPRS technology and geographical location name detection respectively. Finally, a case study has been conducted to evaluate the feasibility of our proposed Fog Gateways scheme in real-time application.

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Author Biographies
Ahmad Muzaffar bin Baharudin

Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

Mika Saari

Pori Department, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland

Pekka Sillberg

Pori Department, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland

Petri Rantanen

Pori Department, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland

Jari Soini

Pori Department, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland

Hannu Jaakkola

Pori Department, Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland

Wanglin Yan

Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University, Kanagawa, Japan

Published
Vol 22 No 3, Jun 28, 2018
How to Cite
A. bin Baharudin, M. Saari, P. Sillberg, P. Rantanen, J. Soini, H. Jaakkola, and W. Yan, “Portable Fog Gateways for Resilient Sensors Data Aggregation in Internet-less Environment”, Eng. J., vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 221-232, Jun. 2018.

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