Research Output
Leaf-based Routing Mechanism for Low-Power and Lossy Networks
  Unlike existing solutions, our invention provides a “Leaf-Based” mechanism for establishing the Downward routes in Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) that seeks to provide a novel, scalable and efficient routing solution for LLNs, which are the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this mechanism, a router needs only to maintain the routing state of its sub-network’s leaf nodes in its memory, rather than the whole group of nodes as is the case in the current standardized protocol. This will open up a door to new applications/services that cannot by facilitated by existing standards and solutions.

  • Date:

    16 January 2018

  • Publication Status:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Ghaleb, B., & Al-Dubai, A. (2018). Leaf-based Routing Mechanism for Low-Power and Lossy Networks. 1800668.4. Intellectual Property Office, UK



Routing mechanisms, Lossy networks,

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