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Performance Evaluation of the RPL Protocol in Fixed and Mobile Sink Low-Power and Lossy-Networks

Wadhaj, Isam; Kristof, Istvan; Romdhani, Imed; Al-Dubai, Ahmed

Authors

Istvan Kristof



Abstract

Low-Power and Lossy-Network (LLN) are usually composed of static nodes, but the increase demand for mobility in mobile robotic and dynamic environment raises the question how a routing protocol for low-power and lossy-networks such as (RPL) would perform if a mobile sink is deployed. In this paper we investigate and evaluate the behaviour of the RPL protocol in fixed and mobile sink environments with respect to different network metrics such as latency, packet delivery ratio (PDR) and energy consumption. Extensive simulation using instant Contiki simulator show significant performance differences between fixed and mobile sink environments. Fixed sink LLNs performed better in terms of average power consumption, latency and packet delivery ratio. The results demonstrated also that RPL protocol is sensitive to mobility and it increases the number of isolated nodes.

Citation

Wadhaj, I., Kristof, I., Romdhani, I., & Al-Dubai, A. (2015, October). Performance Evaluation of the RPL Protocol in Fixed and Mobile Sink Low-Power and Lossy-Networks. Presented at 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing
Start Date Oct 26, 2015
End Date Oct 28, 2015
Online Publication Date Dec 28, 2015
Publication Date Dec 28, 2015
Deposit Date Oct 12, 2015
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1600-1605
Book Title Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2015)
ISBN 9781509001545
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/cit/iucc/dasc/picom.2015.241
Keywords Low-Power and Lossy-Network (LLN); mobile telephone networks; comunications; research and development; RPL Protocol
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9138
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM.2015.241