DASH7 Alliance Protocol 1.0: Low-Power, Mid-Range Sensor and Actuator Communication

Maarten Weyn, Glenn Ergeerts, Rafael Berkvens, Bartosz Wojciechowski, Yordan Tabakov

This paper presents the DASH7 Alliance Protocol 1.0. It is an industry alliance standard for wireless sensor and actuator communication using the unlicensed sub-1 GHz bands. The paper explains its historic relation to active RFID standards ISO 18000-7 for 433 MHz communication, the basic concepts and communication paradigms of the protocol. Since the protocol is a full OSI stack specification, the paper discusses the implementation of every OSI layer.