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

  • Date:

    28 December 2015

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  • Publisher

    IEEE Communication Society

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  • Library of Congress:

    TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    384 Communications; telecommunication


Wadhaj, I., Kristof, I., Romdhani, I., & Al-Dubai, A. (2015). Performance Evaluation of the RPL Protocol in Fixed and Mobile Sink Low-Power and Lossy-Networks. In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2015), (1600-1605).



Low-Power and Lossy-Network (LLN); mobile telephone networks; comunications; research and development; RPL Protocol

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