Paolo Casari

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In this paper, we describe a practical realization of an Internet-of-Things (IoT) architecture at the University of Padova, Italy. Our network spans the floors of different buildings within the Department of Information Engineering, and is designed to provide access to basic services such as environmental monitoring and localization to University users, as(More)
Network simulators are a fundamental tool for the performance evaluation of protocols and applications in complex scenarios, which would be too expensive or infeasible to realize in practice. With the aim to provide a shared environment for the simulation of underwater networks we have adapted the ns2 network simulator to provide a detailed reproduction of(More)
Interest in underwater acoustic networks has grown rapidly with the desire to monitor the large portion of the world covered by oceans. Fundamental differences between underwater acoustic propagation and terrestrial radio propagation may call for new criteria for the design of networking protocols. In this paper, we focus on some of these fundamental(More)
The quest for sustainable energy models is the main factor driving research on smart grid technology. SGs represent the bridging paradigm to enable highly efficient energy production, transport, and consumption along the whole chain, from the source to the user. Although this concept promises to be very fruitful, the research on how to deploy it in the real(More)
This paper explores hybrid ARQ policies based on fountain codes for the transmission of multicast messages in underwater channels. These rateless codes are considered because of two nice properties, namely, they are computationally lightweight and do not require to know the channel erasure probabilities at the receivers prior to transmission. In this paper,(More)
This paper presents ALBA-R, a protocol for convergecasting in wireless sensor networks. ALBA-R features the cross-layer integration of geographic routing with contention-based MAC for relay selection and load balancing (ALBA), as well as a mechanism to detect and route around connectivity holes (Rainbow). ALBA and Rainbow (ALBA-R) together solve the problem(More)
In this paper, we shed some light on the implications that using a recently proposed layered space–time multiuser detection technique has on MAC protocol design for ad hoc networks with multiple antennas. From this point of view, our work relates to both physical layer and network layer studies. In fact, on the one hand physical layer aspects are important(More)
Underwater acoustic networks have the potential to support a large variety of applications, such as environmental and equipment monitoring. However, underwater protocol design is in its infancy. Although there has been some work in routing and MAC layer protocols, they only address some of the challenges. A fundamental primitive that has not yet been(More)
Geographic forwarding in wireless sensor networks (WSN) has long suffered from the problem of bypassing “dead ends,” i.e., those areas in the network where no node can be found in the direction of the data collection point (the sink). Solutions have been proposed to this problem, that rely on geometric techniques leading to the planarization of the network(More)