I am a third-year PhD student at Graz University of Technology in Austria, where I create highly dependable Internet of Things applications based on Bluetooth Low Energy. Besides my research, I teach three Bachelor courses for Electrical Engineering at Graz University of Technology, where I teach students about Computer Architecture and the fundamentals of Embedded Systems.
I am a Bluetooth Low Energy enthusiast and am always interested in new opportunities where I can use my expertise to create reliable and low-power smart things that connect to the Internet.
BLEach is the first full-fledged open-source IPv6-over-BLE communication stack that is specifically tailored to constrained, embedded devices. Using BLEach, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices can connect to the Internet of Things and exchange Internet Protocol v6 (IPv6) packets using BLE connections (IPv6 over BLE).
BLEach is the fully open-source IPv6-over-BLE stack for the popular Contiki OS. The stack implements full support for IPv6 over BLE according to the RFC 7668 standard and supports IPv6-over-BLE node and IPv6-over-BLE router devices. BLEach is interoperable with other RFC-7668-compliant devices and is able to exchange IPv6 packets with a maximum packet length of 1280 bytes. Because BLEach is fully open source, each of its modules can be optimized or extended to support a wide range of applications and hardware platforms.
BLEach is officially part of the Contiki-NG operating system and its source code available on GitHub. For further information, check its Project Website.
I use Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons to create advertisements that appear as notifications on Android phones. These notifications can be used to inform customers about any special advertising deals nearby.
My beacons were used during multiple trade shows to get the attention of passing visitors and bring them to the advertiser's booth.
My research focusses on creating highly dependable Internet of Things (IoT) applications that use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication.
To create these applications, I use the standardized IPv6 over BLE communication protocol that allows BLE devices to communicate with every IPv6 device on the Internet without the need for a gateway that translates BLE data into IPv6 packets.
Using the methods I designed during my research, battery-powered BLE devices are able to operate on multiple years on a single battery and are able to transmit their data packets within transmission latency bounds, even in harsh environments.
BLEach: Exploiting the Full Potential of IPv6 over BLE in Constrained Embedded IoT Devices
Michael Spörk, Carlo Alberto Boano, Marco Zimmerling, and Kay Römer
ACM SenSys Conference 2017
I am part of a research team that focuses on creating a dependable Internet of Things. My research focus is improving the reliability and efficiency of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication. Besides my research activities, I teach three undergraduate courses for Electrical Engineering.
I was part of a team that designed, developed, and maintained embedded systems for storage, conveying, and picking systems in industrial warehouses. My tasks included:
I am always looking for interesting opportunities, be it for research projects, freelance work, or otherwise.
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